Allen West “I find it perplexing and disturbing that our current Commander-in-Chief would refer to Ho Chi Minh as being “inspired” by our American founders.

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by Allen West via Facebook

My older brother was a Vietnam Marine wounded in a shelling at Khe Sanh. I find it perplexing and disturbing that our current Commander-in-Chief would refer to Ho Chi Minh as being “inspired” by our American founders. The individuals who inspired Ho were Karl Marx and Josef Stalin. I shudder to think President Obama regards them as our founders. Regardless, an apology is due to our men and women who served in the Vietnam War. I would have taken a walk with the new Vietnamese president over to the Vietnam War Memorial and made him see every name on that wall.

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Allen West “Today, we remember and salute all those who selflessly risked their lives – or lost their lives”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Many across our nation are commemorating today as the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. It was a protracted conflict, with US involvement spanning 1950 to 1973. Over 2 million US warriors served in uniform in Vietnam – including my older brother, who was wounded at Khe Sanh. The conflict took the lives of 58,148 American troops.

But it was a war our government did not have as a goal to win.

Today, we remember and salute all those who selflessly risked their lives – or lost their lives, “all gave some, some gave all.” And we must ensure we never commit our American warriors into harm’s way without the full support of our nation, clear objectives from the government that sends them, and a resolute Commander-in-Chief who will stand by them, not political interests.

May I recommend to all reading this post to read the book, “We were Soldiers Once and Young” or watch the movie this weekend, and remember while those young men and women went into the jungles, there were some who never allowed them back into their hearts.

To a great General… by Allen West

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by Allen West on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 8:54pm

General Schwarzkopf was our Coalition Force Commander in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He was a true warrior and not a political General. He helped restore our country’s pride in our military and removed the public specter that had loomed since Vietnam. The victory parade after the First Gulf War was as much for “Stormin’ Norman” and my brother’s generation who had served in those jungles than for us.

I will never forget when our Brigade Task Force, 2d Bde 1st Inf Div, under the Command of COL Tony Moreno was tasked to secure the Safwan Airfield for the surrender talks. I was a young Captain assigned to TF 2-16 Inf, part of 2Bde, as the Fire Support Officer. I and others strained to get a glimpse of the towering stature of the man, General Schwarzkopf. I remember, even though we were not close, when Gen Schwarzkopf turned our way, gave us a thumbs up, to which we stood tall and rendered salutes.

To a great General who led us to victory in what was our first combat operation, I offer a salute.

No mission too difficult, No sacrifice too great.

Duty First Sir!

Rep. Allen West “God Bless America” and Meeting Jake – The Patriots Press LLC Video

Published on Sep 27, 2012 by 

Jake is the grandson of an old line Quartermaster in the USN…an anchor-clanker of the first water and a Vung Tau RVN veteran. Excellent forum and Jake will never forget this.  Jake stands well and looks like he’d make a “hand” in the USMC !  Semper Fi…Jake and Long Tom. OOOORAH ! – Michael Flick

 

 

 

Rep Allen West – VIDEO – Giving Vietnam Veteran long awaited medals

Rep Allen West gives Vietnam Veteran long awaited medals April 3, 2012 Pompano Beach Town Hall

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Rep Allen West “Never Forgotten:1,366 Photos of Florida’s Vietnam War Heroes Still Needed”

The people of the state of Florida suffered among the greatest number of losses in the Vietnam War, sacrificing 1,954 service-men and women in combat. The Vietnam Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) mission to honor these heroes continues with the National Call for Photos, a movement to collect photos of the more than 58,000 service-members inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in Washington, DC. When collected, all photos will be displayed for generations to come at The Education Center at The Wall, a place on our National Mall where our military heroes’ stories and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

With the support of schools, volunteers, friends, and family from around the country, VVMF has collected more than 25,000 pictures to date, including 588 from the state of Florida.

With a groundbreaking planned for November 2012, The Education Center at The Wall is a multi-million dollar, state-of- the-art visitor’s center and learning facility to be built on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans and the Lincoln Memorials. Visitors will better understand the profound impact the Vietnam War had their friends and family members, their home towns, and the Nation. The Education Center will feature the faces of the 58,272 men and women on “The Wall,” and will forever honor those who fell in Vietnam. Those who fought and returned, as well as the friends and families of all who served and perished will have their stories shared. For more information, visit www.buildthecenter.org

How to Submit a Photo

If you have a picture of a loved one or fellow veteran whose name is on The Wall, please help the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund honor these individuals by putting a face with their name.  You may use either of the following methods to submit your photograph:

Submit Online

If you have a digital copy of the photograph, you can upload the photograph at http://vvmf.org/submit_other.

Mail a copy of your photograph

Make a copy of your photo.  VVMF does not want original photos and cannot be responsible for returning photos.  When having the photo copied, ask the photo professional to make it the highest quality possible, use a glossy finish and reproduce the photo at an 8 x 10 size, if possible. Be sure to include the photo submission form, and please indicate on the front of the envelope that a photo is enclosed.  Mail to:

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund 

 Attn: Call for Photos

 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Suite 104

 Washington, D.C. 20037

For more information about how to add a photograph to the collection, please contact VVMF at (202) 393-0090 or via email at mjohnson@vvmf.org.

Vietnam Veteran Edward Ayers 3 purple hearts as well as the Republic of Vietnam Service Medal

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By Javier Manjarres

Prior to the beginning of Congressman Allen West’s monthly townhall meeting in Fort Lauderdale FL, West presented to Vietnam veteran Edward Ayers all of the service medals that he had originally received while serving in Vietnam but then lost.  The medals included three purple hearts as well as the Republic of Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.