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Fri Aug 5, 2016, 12:49 AM

13. Fucking chickenhawk Trump

Weaseled out of serving in Vietnam, talks casually of military invasions and using nukes, and gives lip service to troops and vets. Then has the gall to accept a vet's Purple Heart with no shame.

Tammy Duckworth and Max Cleland know intimately what the Purple Heart means. As do many of my friends, like the Iraq War vet who was trapped for 45 minutes in a burning tank. When help was finally able to get to him, when they went to pull him out his arm came off. He's partially paralyzed with extensive burn scars, has limited use of his remaining arm, and spends his life in a wheelchair.

I was far less seriously injured than they were, but my Heart meant spending 18 months in an Army hospital on the floor that had all amputees and facial casualties from Vietnam.

I'm so sorry you lost your dad. I lost a lot of friends in that war, but the effects on a child of losing a parent like that is really in a special category. Adults express condolences to the family but don't reallly know how to deal with the bewilderment and grief and pain of a child.

There is a good group for for family members who lost someone in the Vietnam War, especially sons and daughters of KIAs: http://sdit.org/about-sdit/about-us/

I have friends who are closely involved with the group and I heartily recommend it.

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