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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:50 PM

Tombstone picture found on Facebook



So fucked up I have no words

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Reply Tombstone picture found on Facebook (Original post)
ismnotwasm Jul 2014 OP
oldandhappy Jul 2014 #1
A-Schwarzenegger Jul 2014 #2
oldandhappy Jul 2014 #3
ismnotwasm Jul 2014 #5
oldandhappy Jul 2014 #9
Newsjock Jul 2014 #4
ismnotwasm Jul 2014 #6
Behind the Aegis Jul 2014 #12
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #7
ismnotwasm Jul 2014 #8
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #10
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2014 #15
NYC_SKP Jul 2014 #11
Behind the Aegis Jul 2014 #13
TDale313 Jul 2014 #14
BlancheSplanchnik Jul 2014 #16
theHandpuppet Jul 2014 #17

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:58 PM

1. 1943 or 1945?? Not Vietnam. WWII

Is this real? I have developed a healthy doubt about some of these 'found' posts. Very sympathetic to the message.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:06 PM

2. date of birth?

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Response to A-Schwarzenegger (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:07 PM

3. oops!

yep

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:09 PM

5. I suspect it's a date of birth, which would put them smack in the Vietnam era

I agree with healthy skepticism too.

What overwhelms me, is the truth of it for who knows how many soldiers.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:17 PM

9. yes, found another version of it.

Story has been around a lot -- resurfaces now and then. He died in 1988.

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Response to Newsjock (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:10 PM

6. Oh my God

...And I want you to look at the flag, our rainbow flag, and I want you to look at it with pride in your heart, because we too have a dream. And what is our dream? Ours is more than an American dream. It's a universal dream. Because in South Africa, we're black and white, and in Northern Ireland, we're Protestant and Catholic, and in Israel we're Jew and Muslim. And our mission is to reach out and teach people to love, and not to hate. And you know the reality of the situation is that before we as an individual meet, the only thing we have in common is our sexuality. And in the AIDS crisis - and I have AIDS - and in the AIDS crisis, if there is any one word that describes our community's reaction to AIDS, that word is love, love, love.



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Response to Newsjock (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:49 PM

12. I am glad someone else knows our history!

Kudos!

I used a similar picture of the gravestone for a few presentations on GLBT issues back in the early 90's.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:13 PM

7. I cry for him, ism.

This has been a week of tears. So much death, so much dishonesty, so many betrayals.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:16 PM

8. ...

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 12:35 AM

15. thank you for the link...

 

I got to learn about a good man I never had previous knowledge of.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:49 PM

11. ~wow~

 

Thank you for sharing this poignant yet brilliant image.

Why do we go to war? Perpetual war?

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:50 PM

13. Off to the Greatest Page with a slice of Gay history!

Thank you!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 12:35 AM

14. K&R

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 01:49 AM

16. omg.

Just reminded again of my ex...so terribly fucked up, a Vietnam vet. So damaged.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 11:27 AM

17. Wow.

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