Remembering War…

On Okinawa, I was at the age, I dated who I wanted… and I never had any interest in kids my age, I went for the GI… the dude in uniform, Army, Marines, Navy & Air Force… they could afford to wine and dine this kid… and most of it was harmless fun and guys who just wanted to sit and talk with a kid, that reminded them of home and the ones they left behind and may never see again…

The one thing I never understood, but accepted… the guys told me stories of their time on Nam… which is what we all called it…

One kid was a tunnel rat, he was the first to enter one of the many tunnels, that usually held death… just the way he told the story and how he got lost in the memory was telling…

Some of them were foot soldiers, some in maintenance and were at DaNang… Jim Yettman is one that comes to mind when it comes to DaNang… the depot for Agent Orange… watched dad die from it and we lost 2 very dear friends in the last 10 years to it as well…. and the thought flash’s before my eyes…

They sprayed Naha and all the bases on Okinawa with Agent Orange… how many will die, not knowing that was the cause…??? Our government at work, protecting the image, my whole story has been about image and the U.S. image has been exposed thanks to Trump… 

I dated many guys on Okinawa, during those 2 years we were there… and I heard many stories of their families, wives, sisters and moms…. and I heard their dreams….

These few young men, taught me, how a woman should be treated… they were the best big brothers a girl could ask for… I hope they had the lives they wanted….

Now we watch as more men and women are going to war, a war that we can not win… just like Vietnam….

On week 3, waiting for just a call to even schedule the brain MRI… Vets are dying and we are sending more off to war… for WHAT??? So the rich can get richer???

TimesUp #MeToo WhyIDidntTell

I Remember… Margie…