Originated From
AOL Search

I am a vietnam era veteran. I was not in combat ...

I am a vietnam era veteran. I was not in combat.Last year during the Veterans Day Celebration theVietnam Veterans were recognized for their service.I went upon the platform to sit with the Vietnam Veterans. I wanted to say "thank you" and to let them know that they were not forgotten. You would think that I had sinned and ready to be thrown into hell,because I had no place on the platform. So, tell me who is a veteran? Was I wrong?

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it

3 Answers

Order by
Oldest to Newest
Newest to Oldest

You were in the military, you did the job you were ordered to do. Doesn't matter if you were in combat or not. No one has the right to say you aren't a veteran. Soldiers go where they're ordered to go and do what they're ordered to do. That's how it works.

If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, then that makes me a burning truck filled with TNT hurtling through a rocket fuel depot.

No. You are correct. I was also in the US Army from 1973 until 1979.  I am a Vietnam Era Veteran also. I was not in combat either but the point is we were in the military during war time. We could have been sent if they needed us there. I think it depends on what was said or who was invited to be on the platform. Maybe they said veterans who were in Vietnam. Maybe you were correct and they were wrong. If they invited all veterans to come to the platform then you were right to go up.

It was a veteran's day celebration.  You are a veteran.  You had every right to be where you were. I happen to be a Vietnam combat veteran.  Some people feel the need to be more important than they really are.  Your heart is in the right place.

God and me..........we be mates!

Related Questions

Other people asked questions on similar topics, check out the answers they received:

Asked: Military

Do you have a defeance lawyer for the military?

Asked: Military service in the Middle East.

I have received a number of questions about military service in the Middle East. Let's open the discussion in detail so that all who want to go there, can. 1. Contact your local Armed Forces ...

Asked: The Worlds Oldest and Largest Online Military ...

The Worlds Oldest and Largest Online Military Personnel Database Established 04 July 1988 http://www.amervets.com/library.htm Contact for this posting: Public Information Office: http://www ...

Ask a Question... We'll forward it to people who know

More Questions

Is there a listing of vietnam veterans that survive the war

Yes there is a Mil Site to contact.. I belong to it as a dependent..they will check you out, and you have to fill some info.. Sweet G

Can agent orange show up in a blood test of the child of a vietnam

no i didnt find the answer yet please find me an answer

Www.soaringeaglecasino.comWhatkind of benefits do you have for

Vets get no benefits in casinos. They soak us every chance they get. Keep your money in your pocket. Never gamble: you WILL lose.

Vietnam years

Contact your old unit (unless it has been decommissioned) and ask for "Unit diary excerpts" detailing who was also in your unit when you served. In that we're talking 44 years, it may be difficult to get these records. Persevere!