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"the malformed 25-year-old male brain". . .

Posted By: MillRatUSMC aka Ricardo
Date: Wednesday - January 3,2018 16:31

Think back to 1965, I was in a Recon platoon in K-Bay Hawaii.
On arriving on Okinawa, the infantry line companies.
Found themselves short of squad-leaders.
I was a corporal at the time and just a regular recon Marine.
The needs of our beloved Corps, saw me going to the 3rd Platoon of India/3/4.
Prior to this, I had been on 'Missles of October' in 1962.
So, I just saw this deployment as fighting the communists that wanted to nuke us.
I wasn't long in Vietnam at this time just over 4 months.
Because my two year tour in Hawaii had come to end.
I got orders to report to Edson Rifle Range to instruct recruits in marksmanship.
Due to all my training in two 'Weapons Platoons' 9th Marines, and 5th Marines.
I had gone from marksman with the M1 to Expert with the M-14.
About late summer of 1966 I got orders back to Vietnam.
This time for the full 13 months and plus a few weeks.
The Right Guide and I, the Platoon Sergeant were schedule to return CONUS.
He to be discharged and I still had a few more months to cover before my discharge.
We had got a new 1st Sgt. and I made it known, if the Right Guide was there a few more days.
He would be fighting as a 'civilian'.
That brought on some 'colorful lanuage'.
After that I kept searching for a 'WHY' to all this INSANITY.
I found John Cory, a U.S Army veteran of Vietnam.
I've quoted a few of his quotes.
Here's a few more;

A thousand dreams have died
Thousands of dreams
Swirl in painful confusion
And America asks
Is this what dreams
Are made of?
~ John Cory

When there is no room
Left on the stone
To write the wrong
Or spell the sin
Who will name the dead?
~ John Cory

War is truth - and lies
The truth of war
Is that it is always
Based on a lie
And the lie of war
Is that it is based
On truth.
~ John Cory

So go the days
Of war
Faces and numbers
One by one

War is a waltz
A dance with the devil
On the bones
Of Angels.
~ John Cory

In these quotes, I see a fellow combat veteran.
Who does not glorify war.
And that word is not a catch-phrase.
And nuclear war or just the mention.
Has to be an act of INSANITY.
By an INSANE individual.

God made Republicans to cut taxes.
gop Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma

Scariest costumes

Hint, hint, hint, not for much longer.

A demand for personal loyalty is the mark of a silly, incompetent little man.

Tell me who you walk with, and I'll tell you who you are.

From the Book of Republicans:
"Lo, we have many @$$holes running for President.
Let us consider, and pick the biggest.
And so it was done."

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Diabetes II or Diabetes 2
Affect a few.
What's a body to do?
Walk a few.
Blocks or in a local mall.

Looking more like the puppet Walter!

Ricardo in virtual reality.
Virtual reality.
Is the term used to describe a three-dimensional.
Computer generated environment.


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