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March 29th is the 50th year of National Viet Nam War Veteran's Day...

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties 01238708

 

 

 

It is hard to believe that fifty years have passed since the final American military forces left Vietnam and our remaining prisoners of war were returned. I still see myself glued to the TV in the West Point Lounge watching people scrambling out of the American Embassy in Hanoi. I was a Plebe aka. Freshman.

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During this conflict, political controversy and disagreement were sadly misdirected toward those who had admirably served our nation. I still recall watching and seeing the protests that were against those who served in the Viet Nam War.

 

The soldiers who served received neither a hero’s welcome nor appreciation for their service that they deserved. Instead, they were accused as baby killers, murderers and all they received was anger and hate from those who did not know any better.

 

After their wartime service ended, these veterans went to work, served in government and became involved in their communities. Vietnam War-era veterans went on to lead Fortune 500 companies to name a few.

 

Not sure if you are aware but, today, there are approximately 6 million living veterans from the Vietnam era that is  more than 30% of  the America’s veteran population.

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 Tomorrow March 2​9th is – National Vietnam War Veterans Day – and is dedicated to these heroes.  

 

The 50th National Vietnam War Veterans Day is a national opportunity to share our appreciation for the sacrifices made by a generation of veterans. It is also a way to apologize to them for being mistreated.

 

 If you know a Viet Nam Veteran please go out of your way and thank them for their courage and service to our nation. This post is dedicated to Kathy Streib  husband a Viet Nam Veteran

 

 

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Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I had no idea that there were that many Vietnam Veterans.  Thank you for your thoughtful post honoring them. 

Mar 29, 2023 06:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George Souto  yes I did not include you sorry about that, never the less  but thank you for sharing your Viet Nam Service, you are one of the many millions still around:)Endre

Mar 29, 2023 09:12 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob "RealMan" Timm  yes the Lottery my number was high too but I chose to go in the Army anyway and while I was waiting to get accepted to West Point... in the middle of basic training they pulled me out and shipped me to USMA... Endre

Mar 29, 2023 09:14 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Doug Dawes  thank you for your heart felt comment maybe you need to revisit who your social media friends are and who they are not... just my two cents. Thank you for your service, Endre

Mar 29, 2023 09:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jim Paulson  we look forward to your post perspectives of a child in Viet Nam:)Endre

Mar 29, 2023 09:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ray Henson  thank you for stopping in and commenting glad you learned something from this post, Endre

Mar 29, 2023 09:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Apr 01, 2023 06:55 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  wo thank you for the Feature greatly appreciate it, Endre

Apr 01, 2023 10:24 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

The young man across the street from me died in Vietnam when I was a kid and I've never forgotten it. I barely knew him and yet the tears came fast when I saw his name on the wall when I had the opportunity to see it.

Apr 02, 2023 07:23 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Our new neighbor who moved in this week is a Vietnam Vet as are many in our development.

Apr 02, 2023 09:07 AM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

What a beautiful post, Endre! I remember well the shock of how returning veterans were treated. Thank you for this loving tribute!

Apr 02, 2023 09:10 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Oh, I hate I missed this post on the 29th but, thank you for acknowledging those who served in Vietnam - the 'wrong war, fought for the wrong reason, the wrong way.' That's how my Dad and his 3 brothers felt, having served during that conflict.

THANKFULLY, for my grandmother, all of her boys came home from Vietnam. I think of her every time I hear of families of siblings lost in that war.  

Wonderful post and thank you for such a beautiful tribute.

Apr 02, 2023 12:33 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sharon Tara  it is harder when you connect a name with someone you knew....Endre

Apr 02, 2023 12:35 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  thank you for joining in the conversation, Endre

Apr 02, 2023 12:36 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Mimi Foster  appreciate your kind comment, Endre

Apr 02, 2023 12:57 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe Maxwell, CRS  glad all three got home safely not too damaged...Endre

Apr 02, 2023 12:58 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good afternoon Endre. I was in a military high school and had a classmate leave school and go into the Marines. We went to his memorial service before our graduation. I still thank those who served in Nam and was not a fan of the senseless protests when I was in college. 

Apr 02, 2023 02:56 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne Martin  such a sad memory and we both know who created the protests I am talking about the instigators....Endre

Apr 02, 2023 03:02 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Viet Nam veterans were not treated well. The first thing my husband encountered when he returned home was an increase in auto insurance. The agent explained that because he'd been in the Army, he was high risk.

While some have done very well, others are still suffering the effects, and they are not treated very well. We have far too many homeless veterans.

Apr 02, 2023 04:26 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

My Husband was in Vietnam on A Ship. The USS Wainwright in 1968 ad 1969 and 1970.  Peter Vining was the Captain of his ship. We were stationed in Charleston SC.  Hard times back then.

 

Apr 04, 2023 12:43 PM