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"And this one is for not throwing the other ones away."
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Ho Chi Minh
"Daddy! Daddy! American planes bombed a key rail depot near Hanoi and knocked out a power station today in a record number of strikes for the third consecutive day!"
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"He never talks about it...
"Son, everyone went to college in the sixties - there was a war going on."
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Celebrate Hmong New Year.
"For years after Vietnam, I woke up screaming about the cold weather in Toronto."
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"Sarah's grades are excellent. She got A+ in 'Yogi Berra: Philosopher or Fall Guy?,' A in 'Dollars and Scents: An Analysis of Post-Vietnam Perfume Advertising,' A in 'The Final Four as Last Judgment: The N.C.A.A. Tournament from a Religious Perspective,'
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"Laos! Cambodia! Why can't we stay in Vietnam, where we belong?"
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"Aren't you being a little arrogant, son? Here's Lieutenant Colonel Farrington, Major Stark, Captain Truelove, Lieutenant Castle, and myself, all older and more experienced than you, and we think the war is very moral."
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Shaped Much Different: Vietnam and Afghanistan.
Vietnam Vet watches "The Vietnam War"
"The typical immigrant story. A large family, we leave Vietnam, travel from place to place, finally open a small store. Scholarship to M.I.T. I'm a nuclear physicist."
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'This one is for remembering how we got stuck in a no-win situation in Vietnam.'
"I can't imagine how things could get any worse."
'Smell of Napalm in the Morning' fragrance.
"This is a much better war then the war to end all wars."
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My Lai / Another Lie.
Vietnam Revisited: Boots on the Ground in Iraq
'We used to think that Agent Orange was a great defoliant, but then we discovered the New Zealand Possum.'
Vietnam and abortion atrocities.
'You can't promise THAT, Senator - We got out of Vietnam YEARS ago!'
You can't help him? I thought you said you were a vet?
'Power is one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs and political leaders often succumb...'