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My dad things for my sons

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by CalvinMD, Mar 29, 2011.

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  1. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Very neat,..thanks for sharing and to your dad for serving..hes definantly one of the last of a great generation thats numbers dwindle more every day
     
  2. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Young men fight wars, always have. I went to Vietnam at 18. And the only things I brought back were my Helmet cover and Flack Jacket. I guess as a reminder of my adventure. I didn't think anyone else would want them. Be thankful you have something from your fathers adventure to pass on. Most people brought nothing back.
     
  3. Hawk46

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    Shot410, I also brought nothing back from Nam except a pair of tiger fatigues and a velvet painting (LOL). Had an AK that I picked up after a firefight but they wouldn't let me bring it back without applying for some kind of permit that had to first go through some bureaucratic process that I had no time for.

    I have very little from my father and grandfather who also served in combat, so you are correct in saying that personal war memorabilia is often very scarce. I think most combat vets have little interest in bringing back reminders of where they've been and what they did and saw.

    Some years ago I built shadow boxes with pictures and medals for the three of us. They look nice on the wall of my gun room.

    Welcome home brother.

    Dave
     
  4. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    Cherish those items. I gave my Son my Dog Tags, Vietnam Medals including Purple Heart with device, CIB Badge etc. To this day he wears the sterling ID bracelet that has the Army insignia that belonged to my Father during WWII. Never forget!

    blade819
     
  5. capulona

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    Thanks you for sharing, Copper.

    My advise would be to have the paper documents scanned, so you will always have electronic copies in case they deteriorate.
     
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