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November 21, 2007

Tribute to US troops in Vietnam

This video was made by the person that has a blog named Le Blog Drzz

The person that made the video titled it...."Tribute to US troops in Vietnam ".....

Music: Paul Potts

Here is a translate page if you want to see the blog translated from the French to the English.|en

It is well done, and I am always glad to see others thanking our Vietnam Vets and praying tribute to them.

Thank you to the person that made this video. And a HUGE thank you to our Vietnam Veterans. - from Wild Thing

Posted by Wild Thing at November 21, 2007 12:44 AM


This is a nice tribute from Le Blog Drzz. I frequently scan some blogs from Belgium, Britain, Italy and France that are very pro-American. There are a lot of Europeans that love and admire America and our efforts to maintain freedom. I think the recent election in France and the disentegrating in Belgium show that a lot of Europeans are awakening to the failures of socialism and the danger of islamic immigration. To these Europeans, America is still the beacon of freedom. I wish some of our own elected demagogues were as pro-American.

Posted by: TomR at November 21, 2007 12:49 PM

Wild Thing,
Along those same thoughts of thanking our Vietnam Vets, the little blonde haired girl that grew up as my neighbor, Paulette Carlson, (you may know the name as the lead singer from Highway 101 during the late '80's and early '90's) wrote a song as a tribute to her Vietnam Brother as he was dying in late 2004. The song is "Thank you Vets" and she actually performed this at the request of Rolling Thunder for their events at the "Wall" on last Memorial Day. She has performed this at numerous Veteran events over the last two years.

It is on her CD "It's About Time". If you have not heard it yet, I suggest you round up a copy and give it a listen. Paulette wrote 10 of the 12 songs on this CD. I think it is some of her very best work. Thanks.


Posted by: Tango Bravo at November 21, 2007 02:16 PM

Thank you WT. A very nice tribute from Le Blog Drzz. Couldn't get the translate link to work, but I did get a translation of the blog, I didn't search for this particular passage but the blog is an interesting one.

After France had been liberated in the course of 1944, the Japanese, on March 9th 1945, arrested the French administration officials in Indochina and encouraged Emperor BAO DAI of Annam to declare independence (March 1945) installing Ho Chi Minh.

Contrary to popular belief the U.S. was involved in Vietnam from around Sept. 1945. At the Potsdam Conference from July 17 to August 2, 1945. The allies decided that Vietnam would be occupied jointly by China and Great Britain, who would supervise the disarmament and repatriation of Japanese forces which were then being used as peacekeepers in Vietnam. The Chinese army arrived a few days after Ho's declaration of independence, Ho Chi Minh's government effectively ceased to exist. The Chinese took control of the area North of the 16th parallel North.

British forces arrived in the South in October and restored order. We assisted the British and the French in restoring French rule with massive aid to the French from then until 1954. A few of us can appreciate the efforts of those beleagured French who fought impossible odds and surrendered at The Battle of Dien Bien Phu which marked the end of French involvement in Indochina. After 1954 we then actively started picking up the battle against the Communist North in a proxy war against China. Perhaps that Vietnam Campaign Medal with device bar (1960- ) should be updated to reveal our true length of engagement.

The Potsdam Conference and the Yalta Conference were such a duplicitous moves that we are still paying for the carving up of Europe and Asia for the benefit of the Communists. We supported the French long before we were directly engaged in Vietnam.

I appreciate the fact that this French blog paid such a nice tribute to our Vietnam Veterans, it's a refreshing breeze compared to the rhetoric we get at home from our left.

Thank you Le Blog Drzz.

Tango Bravo, thanks, Paulette Carlson is one heck of a fine singer.

Posted by: Jack at November 21, 2007 02:59 PM

I appreciate the sentiment, but I think it is about 40 years too late. I am not blaming anybody, except the jane fondas and the john kerrys but I have grown callused and have built walls to insulate me from the outside, ... at times.

Becuase they are still out there, they are just as viscious as they were 40 years ago. When I see, Republicans fratinizing with the rabid democrats, yukking it up over an Amnesty program that would surely destroy the fabric of our country, it make you sick. These same democrats who called us 'Baby killers' are now accusing the troops of today, of the same war crimes and actively pursuing prosecution of the Officers and their Men who have so selflessly served, for some dreampt up charge. Are we any better off than we were 40 years ago.

40 years ago tomorrow, was my first Thanksgiving back in the states. Thanksgiving 1967, I saw my first war protest on televison, a big one in Washington, DC. Little did I know then that in 3 months TET would start and this protest was the prelude to the post TET protest that would follow and we would again be blamed for more war crines. Then the President quit on us and Since then they have been trying to destroy our country and I am beginning to think they are winning.

Because everyday there is something new, that hurts the country and it is one more step closer to losing our sovreignty as a nation and our personal liberties. And it seems that most of the people are sleeping.

Posted by: Mark at November 21, 2007 10:08 PM

Tango Bravo, oh wow thank you so much for sharing about this. I am gong to check it out. Again thank you!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 22, 2007 01:01 AM

Tom, that is great, yes there are those out there that do love what our troops have done for them over the years and apprecite America.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 22, 2007 01:06 AM

Jack, thank you so much for that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 22, 2007 01:36 AM

Mark it means so much hearing about this, thank you so much for sharing about it. I am so glad you made it back, I am also so proud of you and honored to know you. Thank you again for sharing.

And Mark I agree so much, every day like you said there is something new that shows us how the we the people mean nothing, how little our sovernity means to our leaders. It breaks my heart and angers me.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 22, 2007 01:47 AM

Love hearing 'The Fighting Side Of Me' by Merle Haggard, and Barry Saddler's 'The Ballad Of The Green Berets'....

Posted by: drstrangeloveb52isok at November 22, 2007 01:48 AM