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Read the Experiences of Jack Cunningham Living and Serving (24/7) in a Vietnamese Peasant Village
JACK'S LAST RESUME
HISTORY OF THE AN HOA VALLEY
Jack Cunningham Unit's Command Chronologies
An Article About Jack Cunningham and one of his hobbies...
THE COMBINED ACTION PROGRAM (CAP) IN IRAQ
AMERICANS WORKING TOGETHER
PROUD HONORABLE VIETNAM VETERANS
Iraq Is Next, Followed By The Other Nations Of The Region
Troops in Vietnam: Reached a peak of 537,000 in the last year (1968) of the Johnson Administration
EYEWITNESS REPORTS OF THE MASSACRE
~ ** TET 1968 ATTACK ON THE DUC DUC REFUGEE VILLAGE ** ~
NOW THIS IS STRANGE: I ONCE WORKED WITH A SERIAL KILLER
REALITY TELEVISION: CAP AMERICANS IN IRAQ
HONORABLE VETERAN MOCKED FOR HIS PTSD
JACK'S SCRIPT: CARRIE'S TREASURE
EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW
AMERICAN FLAG RETIREMENT with full honors and dignity
GEORGE & JACK
SURRENDER WAS NOT AN OPTION - Jack's Vietnam Experiences
MY CURRENT OBSESSIONS
SOME OF MY WRITING PROJECTS
American Celebrity Steps Forward To Help A Disabled, Combined Action Program (CAP Marine) Veteran
MY CAP VILLAGE IN VIETNAM
SOME CHILDREN OF THE DUC DUC RESETTLEMENT VILLAGE
PICTURES OF THE VILLAGE MONTHS PRIOR TO ITS MASSACRE
AMERICANS WORKING TOGETHER
THE KITCHEN TABLE GANG
PLEASE HELP THIS HEALTH CLINIC AND HEALTH PROJECT
HILLARY CLINTON MOVES OUT (TO THE RIGHT)
INTRODUCTION TO CAPRODUCTIONS
MEMORIAL VIDEO TO A FALLEN HONORABLE IRAQ WAR VETERAN
FAX INFORMATION FOR CONGRESS AND THE U.S. SENATE
ROMANCE, SEX AND BETRAYAL: THE JANE FONDA STORY UPDATE
HANOI JANE RIDES AGAIN
LETS GET ORGANIZED AGAINST JANE FONDA
DEDICATED TO THE VICTIMS OF 9-11
WHY ISN'T THE AMERICAN PRESS CARRYING THIS IMPORTANT JOHN KERRY STORY
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THE SOLDIER'S HEART ~ PBS FRONTLINE STORY
THE NEW McCARTHYISM
LIGHTER SIDE: Wife vs. Husband
IRAQI'S SHOW RESPECT TO AMERICAN MARINE
LATEST U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND NEWSLETTER
THE TEACHER IS GUILTY HERE, NOT THE STUDENTS
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NEW JERSEY POLITICAL CORRUPTION
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BUSH WANTS TO RESTRUCTURE THE MARINE CORPS
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A Marine's An Hoa Valley Story
HOMETOWN: ROSEDALE, NEW YORK
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OFFICIAL COURT STATEMENT
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NEW JERSEY SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION
MY OCTOBER 6, 2000 LETTER TO MAYNARD & TRULAND, LLC.
MY NOVEMBER 27, 2000 LETTER TO VICE-CHAIRMAN ROBERT CORREALE
EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS
INFORMATION ABOUT VETERANS BENEFITS

A  NEW JERSEY  PAYBACK  TO  AN  HONORABLE  VIETNAM   VETERAN
 
I looked for Equal Justice From New Jersey Court Systems; And Instead Received Violations Against My Civil Rights, Because Of A Vice-Chairman Of New Jersey Supreme Court's Attorney Ethics And His Law Firm.

I've been on disability due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD), since August 1989.  Prior to that, I worked for 18 years at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield in Manhattan.  The year I went out on disability, I made $63,000 in salary as a data processing project manager.   It was a great job, especially since I only had about 12 college credits.  I earned the position with my Marine Corps determination of...   never giving up.
      I seldom took days off for illness and I was on call 24/7.  At the time, I was responsible for the huge, health insurance company's 6.5 million Subscriber Processing System.
 
        I hid my disability from my friends and co-workers at Blue Cross Blue Shield so well, few people saw my going out on long term disability coming.   When I left, it was heart-breaking for me.   My computer progamming team was my CAP Team in Vietnam.  I felt like I let everyone down.  We were a true team.
 
From the start, my PTSD wasn't a game.  It was real.  Everyday, I was reliving the stressors of serving in the Marine Corps Combined Action Program (CAP).   Some days were worse than others.
 
Being married with four children and having a mortgage, I knew I couldn't give up.  (But I was so ashammed of myself for being so weak.)
 
With intense therapy, I learned to understand my emotional disability.  My PTSD was just as real as my chronic pain that I was suffering.  The chronic pain in my chest, back and neck was due to a terrorist bomb blast I took in May 1970 in my Vietnamese Peasant-farming village.
     The problem with my chronic pain was that it grew much more intense when my PTSD was exacerbated.  Because of this, I was always trying to avoid conflict.
 
However, everyone knows a person can't avoid conflict too long.   Conflict is a big part of life.  It is what some people use to say separated the men from the boys...
 
     Since going out on disability, I had my share of various levels of conflict.  Like with most people, my divorce was hardest for me.   Twenty-five years of marriage and five children (two minors), I strongly felt my world was coming to an end!   My children meant a great deal to me.
     Although, I avoided conflicts at all costs, I knew that I could not sit around and hide from upcoming court proceedings.    I was told by veteran buddies that my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder would become a major issue during custody discussions.    (I was terrified about losing my two minor children, because of my Vietnam War service disability.)   The kids meant everything to me. 
 
      Immediately after receiving divorce papers, I called a Morristown, New Jersey law firm.  Months earlier, I was informed by a partner of this law firm that they were hiring a divorce attorney. 
 
     On the phone call, Partner Joe Truland  and I agreed to a retainer and costs.  We set up a meeting to sign the contact, pay the retainer and lay the details out with their divorce attorney.
      I tried to stay calm, because of the chilren, but found something new to worry about.  What if the divorce attorney didn't do his job and I fell into a divorce default.   I can lose the children without even a fighting chance.
 
The more I tried to stay calm, the more I would try to reasure myself that I would tell the divorce attorney and his supervising partner my concerns.  Irrational as my concerns were, at least the attorneys would understand my disability and give me some consideration for it.  Afterall, they were professional attorneys, who followed Ethics.  They would tell me what was irrational or not.
 
I was totally wrong in my belief that I was going to receive some considerations by my own Law Firm for my disability.  All I learned was that many of those lawyers jokes are well deserved.  In the end, this very, influential and powerful law firm was able to use my disability as a disadvantage against me.
     On the other hand, my former wife's attorney acted professionally and totally ethical.  During divorce arbitration, I was forced to represent myself, because my own attorney (Who was the local New Jersey Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics Vice-Chairman) came to court unprepared to represent my case.   Press here to read: JACK'S FORMER  WIFE'S  ARBITRATION  STATEMENT
      After the arbitration, everyone went away happy. 
 
Although he was worthless to me, my powerful and very influential attorney charged me a number of hours ($175 per) of work.  (What made matters worse, the Contacted Rate was only $150 an hour.)
 
You can not guess what it was like to bring attorney ethics charges against this New Jersey Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics Vice-Chairman; especially for a PTSD Vietnam Veteran...   New Jersey Courts know who to support.  And they have been doing it openly.
 
The evidence against this Vice-Chairman and his Law Firm is overwhelming.  It has been only this Vice-Chairman's word against his own Law Firm's Contact and Invoices, Superior Court filed letters, statements and documents.   
 
Superior Court Judge Honorable Ronald Graves found that Jack's evidence against this Vice-Chairman and his Law Firm warranted the Superior Court Law Division for damages .  However, an extremely strange twist occurred with the Court Transcript.
 
Please continue to read the below details of the case.   I think you will find Jack's Divorce Default and how his Law Firm handled it, very interesting.
 
          

Many Americans think that New Jersey is the most corrupt state in the United States.   I can only answer for myself, based on my own experiences.  I strongly feel the State of New Jersey is corrupt starting with its SUPREME COURT.  
 
My experiences, these last four years trying to get "Equal Protection of the Laws" in New Jersey have been a nightmare for me and my family.  The NJ SUPREME COURT's Office of Attorney Ethics is at the core of the corruption.  This is the state administrative center that monitors all Attorney Ethics in New JerseySince all New Jersey attorneys, judges and many of its politicians come under the Office of Attorney Ethics jurisdiction, the influence that this State Agency carries is tremendous.
 
My original complaint is against a Vice-Chairman of this New Jersey Supreme Court's Attorney Ethics Office, and his Law Firm.  For the last four (4) years, I've been trying to get Attorney Ethics Complaints arbitrated on merit of my overwhelming evidence against Vice-Chairman Robert Correale and his Law Firm, MAYNARD & TRULAND, LLC. 
 
On March 11, 2003, I beat Vice-Chairman Correale and his Law Firm on Legal Malpractice in Superior Court, but the actual court transcript went missing soon after.  Although I received a Fair Trial before NJ Superior Court, Honorable Judge Ronald Graves, the results of this fair trial were NOT recognized by the Office of Attorney Ethics and the NJ Superior Court Law Division.
 
Having a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Disability, due to my honorable service in Vietnam, has been a enormous liability against me.  Instead of receiving some disability accommodations and some accommodations for serving PRO SE during these court proceedings, Vice-Chairman Robert Correale and his Law Firm were able to use my disability as a disadvantage against me in court papers.

Currently, I'm trying to get the Federal Department of Justice (DOJ) to open up a Civil Rights Violation investigation against Vice-Chairman Robert Correale, his Law Firm and New Jersey's Office of Attorney Ethics and NJ Superior Court.
 
Even with the Federal Department of Justice (DOJ), it's an up hill battle.  It's the word of a PTSD Veteran against the word of a New Jersey Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics Official.   Although, my evidence is overwhelming against this NJ State Official and his Office, the Department of Justice doesn't even return my letters.   (I've even written letters to President George Bush and have received NO return communications.    However, I did receive a thank you letter from President Bush, because I helped him.    Please Press HERE to read it. )

INTRODUCTION  OF  MY  ATTORNEY  ETHICS COMPLAINTS
 

My Supreme Court Attorney Ethics Complaints and Superior Court Legal Malpractice cases against Vice-Chairman Robert Correale and his Law Firm, MAYNARD & TRULAND have much to do with, but NOT totally, due to the fact that I’m 100% Permanent & Total PTSD Disabled through the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs.  (I have supplied tremendous amounts of documentation-evidence to the Superior Court of New Jersey and the New Jersey Supreme Court.  Maynard & Truland’s own contract, own invoices, Superior Court filed documents, Superior Court generated documents, personal statements, etc.)    

 

I hired Maynard & Truland to represent me in a divorce proceeding.  Well before my signing a CONTRACT with Maynard & Truland, the law firm knew of my preexisting PTSD Disability.  Seven months prior to my signing the Contract, my CAP Marine Buddy, George Dros and I had detailed meetings with the Law Firm’s Partner, Joe Truland, Esq.   (I have a written statement by George Dros that attests to this fact.) 

 

Although I signed their contract twenty-two (22) days before a possible Divorce Default, my PTSD symptoms were intense.  I was terrified about losing my two minor children from Divorce Default.  On September 6, 2000, two Maynard & Truland lawyers (Joe Truland and Edward Busichio) felt my fears were irrational and that I should try to calm down.  With twenty-two (22) days left before a possible Divorce Default, they repeatedly tried to reassure me that there was plenty of time to file the necessary Court Papers.  Divorce Attorney Edward Busichio assured me that due to the fact that there were no assets to divide in the divorce, the routine Court Papers would be filed in a couple of days. 

 

As days passed, since I was still somewhat terrified about losing my children in a Divorce Default, I made numerous phone calls to my Maynard & Truland Divorce Attorney Edward Busichio.  With each call, the Law Firm’s office manager received my concerns.  This Office Manager kept telling me NOT to worry, because their Divorce Attorney knew his job.  However, NONE of my phone calls were returned by their Divorce Attorney, Edward Busichio.   

     On September 28, 2000, in spite of my warning phone calls to the Law Firm, I fell into a Divorce Default.  Falling into Default due to the negligence of Maynard & Truland’s Divorce Attorney Edward Busichio; the supervising partners of the firm took it on themselves to change my representation responsibility to one of their Law Firm’s general practice attorneys.  This General Practice Attorney Robert Correale, Esq. happened to be the New Jersey SUPREME COURT’S Vice-Chairman of Attorney Ethics.      (Isn’t that strange…)

It has been a roller coaster like nightmare, since the switch in attorneys took place.

Vice-Chairman Robert Correale went on to commit his own open and well-documented Ethics Violations against me.

 

        I was NOT informed why I was placed into a three-(3) month Divorce Default, until May 2003.  In Edward Busichio’s written CERTIFICATION to the New Jersey Supreme Court’s District XI Attorney Ethics Committee, he admitted my Divorce Default was  “A Surprise.”  

 

New Jersey Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Ethics accepted, without question and any supporting evidence, the SWORN Certifications of Vice-Chairman Robert Correale’s and Edward Busichio’s, and a misleading, vague and perjurious cover letter by their Supervising Partner, James Maynard.  Their statements to the Office of Attorney Ethics were accepted over Maynard & Truland’s own contract, own invoices, Superior Court filed documents, Superior Court generated documents, personal statements, etc.

      For some unknown reason, Partner Joe Truland, Esq. was NOT required to even submit a Certification to the Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics.

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CIRCUIT  CITY  SHORT  CIRCUITS  AMERICA'S  MILITARY
Do you do business with them?
Learn the details at: 

 
 

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Webmaster & Disabled Vietnam Vet Jack Cunningham Battles A Corrupt Law Firm And The Powerful State Officials, Who Are Protecting Them: The Veteran's Evidence  - The Law Firm's Own Contact, Invoices, Supreme Court & Superior Court Filed Documents, Statements, Letters, Certifications, etc.   Please PRESS  HERE  For Details And Evidence.
 
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Why are the two teenage US Marines in the below picture eyes closed?

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"Support  Your  Troops  By  Supporting  Their  Benefits"

"Cut Benefits for Vets." Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission Set Up By Leaders of Congress
 
 

 
 
 
 

HONORABLE  VETERAN  MOCKED  FOR  HIS  PTSD
 
 

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PLEASE  PRESS  THE  ABOVE  PICTURE  FOR  AN  UPDATE  ON  THE  MARINE.

 
 

ALL AMERICANS  Better watch this inspiring reveille call.   Are you awake?   
      Leo
 
 
 
God Bless America;
 The Rights And and The Freedom,
 We fought for,
So Help me God.
 
GySgt Angelo Vitalone Sr.
Semper Fi
 
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TODAY'S  BRAVE  AND  HONORABLE  MILITARY  IS  TOMORROW'S  VETERANS

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WITH  THE  HELP  OF  INTERNET  SUPPORTERS, Former CAP Marine, Veterans  Advocate  And  Webmaster  Jack  Cunningham, Takes  On  New  Jersey's  Office  Of  Attorney  Ethics'  Corruption...
 
FOR THE NEW JERSEY SUPERIOR COURT SYSTEM  TO LOSE A COURT TRANSCRIPT, BEFORE IT CAN BE TYPED AND RELEASED AS EVIDENCE IN A FOLLOW-UP ETHICS CASE AGAINST A STATE OFFICIAL IS A DISGRACE AS WELL AS A CRIME.
 
Learn the state corruption behind the five (5) year battle of an honorable, disabled veteran as he still battles the State of New Jersey for Fair and Equal Justice.          See the evidence and more details at:    http://www.americans-working-together.com/id107.html     
After reviewing the clear evidence for yourself, please support Jack in his battle against New Jersey State Corruption by emailing or calling New Jersey State Officials on his behalf.  
 

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United  States  Navy's  BLUE  ANGELS
 
 

Investigate New Jersey's Office of Attorney Ethics Vice-Chairman Robert Correale and his Law Firm
 
Due to this major Conflict of Interest within New Jersey's Office of Attorney Ethics, the New Jersey Government should call for an investigation outside the Office of Attorney Ethics on their Vice-Chairman Robert Correale, Esq. and his Law Firm . 
    Since I'm a disabled, PTSD Veteran, I requested the Federal Department of Justice (DOJ) to please carry out this investigation due to this major Conflict of Interest in the State of New Jersey, but the DOJ refused.   The DOJ wrote that I had to have this resolved in New Jersey.   Since I felt that New Jersey didn't give me Equal Rights Of State Laws, I felt my civil rights were being violated under Statue II of the Disability Act.
Please do me a favor and visit this webpage to learn the details:   http://www.americans-working-together.com/id78.html
 

 

 

 

Campaigning  Against  Corruption  In  State  Government

 

Doug Forrester is running for governor of New Jersey.  Right on his website he has  "Take Back New Jersey 2005."    http://www.doug.com/index.asp

 

Forrester is running against Democrat candidate Senator Jon Corzine.  Much of Doug Forrester’s campaign is his push against New Jersey Democrat corruption.  The sad thing is corruption is also in the New Jersey Republican Party. 

 

For four years, I have been battling a powerful and extremely influential New Jersey Law Firm, which has their connections with New Jersey’s Republican Party as well as New Jersey’s Supreme Court.   One lawyer of the Firm  (And defendant in a Legal Malpractice case)  is on his county’s Republican Committee.  

     This Law Firm is so well-connected in the State of New Jersey that a NJ Supreme Court transcript went missing, before it could be used in a Legal Malpractice case against them.    http://home.earthlink.net/~ptsd_discrimination/id12.html

 

If Doug Forrester expects to win New Jersey governorship, he should stay with the true issues of New Jersey’s across-the-board corruption.

       

    Jack Cunningham   http://home.earthlink.net/~americans_who_lived_as_peasants

 

 

Many years ago, I took up writing as a hobby.  It was a great stress release.   I ended up writing a number of stories, both long and short.  But what I liked most was writing movie scripts.
    I'll be posting some at:  http://home.earthlink.net/~jack_cunningham_s_scripts
 
           Jack      http://www.CapVeterans.com
 

 

WHY  AMERICANS  HAVE  AN  OIL  SHORTAGE...
 

 

 
WHAT DID JANE FONDA REALLY DO (In Short)
 
 
JANE FONDA AND JOHN KERRY WORKING FOR AMERICA'S ENEMY TOGETHER
 
 
A MESSAGE FROM JANE FONDA ABOUT HER VIETNAM TRIP
 
 
I might be pissing in the wind, but I have to do something...   Please press the link:   
 
 
 
 
A  "PRO SE"   PTSD  VIETNAM  VET  WINS  A  LEGAL  MALPRACTICE  CASE  AGAINST  A  VICE-CHAIRMAN  OF  ATTORNEY  ETHICS.
 
 
 
 
 
DUMP  SENATOR  DICK  DURBIN
 
During the Vietnam War, it was hatred like Senator Dick Durbin's for our military by American politicians and American celebrities that helped bring on attacks on symbols of American Patriotism.  While I was serving in the Marine Corps' Combined Action Program (CAP) in a Vietnamese peasant-farming village, my hometown's Vietnam Veteran Memorial was attacked with paint and tar on two separate occasions.    Please press here to see the pictures that were sent to me, while I was living and serving ( 24/7 ) in the Duc Duc Resettlement Village.    This same hatred for the American Military helped bring on the massacre of the Duc Duc Resettlement Village.   As Senator John Kerry was appearing before television cameras all over America, condemning his fellow brother and sister Vietnam Vets, the village was burned to the ground by a large unit of terrorists.  Please Press Here to read the details of the Massacre.
 
 
 
 
 
LETTER OF APOLOGY

Author unknown - sentiment shared.

For good and ill, the Iraqi prisoner abuse mess will remain an issue.  On the one hand, right thinking Americans will abhor the stupidity of the actions while on the other hand, political glee will take control and fashion this minor event into some modern day My Lai massacre.   *    http://home.earthlink.net/~americans_who_lived_as_peasants/id36.html

 

PLEASE  PRESS  THE  LINK   TO  LEARN  ABOUT  THE  DUC  DUC   RESETTLEMENT  VILLAGE  MASSACRE
 

 
 
COMBINED  ACTION  PROGRAM  (CAP)
 
PLEASE  PRESS  THE  BELOW  LIFE  MAGAZINE  COVER  TO  LEARN  ABOUT  THE  VIETNAM  UNIT  THAT  HAD  THE  NICKNAME  "THE  PEACE  CORPS  VOLUNTEERS  WITH  RIFLES."

PLEASE PRESS THE BELOW ARTICLE TO READ
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PLEASE PRESS THE ABOVE ARTICLE TO READ

 

 
 
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A  PIECE  OF  FORGOTTEN  AMERICAN  HISTORY
 
THE  BATTLE  OF  MINISINK.
 
 
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 WENT TO SEE THE BIG BLACK WALL TODAY
GOD BLESS AMERICA TONIGHT
(turn on your speakers)
 
 
PLEASE  READ  THE  "DEAR  VIETNAM  VETERAN " LETTER.
 
 
A few years back, I wrote to a good number of American Celebrities asking for support for American Hospitalized Veterans.  Sadly, most did not even return a response.  However, those celebrities, who did send something back, more than made up for those, who did not...

Recently, I came across pictures of two of the American Celebrities who did, and I want to share their pictures with you.     http://home.earthlink.net/~americans_who_lived_as_peasants/id20.html

It's nice to know who your friends are.

Jack   http://www.CapVeterans.com

 
 
SURRENDER  WAS  NEVER  AN  OPTION
The Vietnam War Experiences of a Proud Vietnam Vet.
 
 

 
PLEASE  PRESS  HERE  TO  LEARN  A  LIST  OF  AMERICAN  CELEBRITIES,  WHO  REALLY  DO  CARE  ABOUT  AMERICA'S  VETERANS  AND  CURRENT  MILITARY
 

 
 
 

The poem listed on the below website is the  "Dear Vietnam Veteran"  Letter.

International War Veterans' Poetry Archives

 

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JACK CUNNINGHAM

United States Marine Corps
Phu Da, Vietnam
1970 - 1971

Jack Cunningham: Dear Vietnam Veteran


Visit Jack's website,
"Surrender Was Not an Option"
 
 
 

 

This article from the New York Post is for everyone to read.  As more truth comes out about the Vietnam War, the less the Liberal/Leftist version would be remembered as the sole source of information on the war.

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FOR  THOSE  OF  YOU  WHO  BELIEVE  THAT  JANE FONDA  IS  A  NATIONAL  HERO,  AND  FOR  THOSE  OF  YOU  WHO DON'T  BELIEVE  SHE  IS,  PLEASE  PRESS  THE  BELOW  LINK:
 

 
 

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----- Original Message -----
 
Check out the Viet-Myths website.  We're another group working on trying to get the truth out on the Vietnam War. 
            Regards,
           Mike Benge,
     Former VN POW '68-73
 
 
 

Examining the Myths of the Vietnam War

A Conference,
under the auspices of The RADIX Foundation,
which took place at Simmons College,
300 The Fenway, Boston MA, 26-29 July 2004


"The Vietnam War was mis-reported by the Media, mis-recorded by the Historians, mis-taught in our schools and mis-applied in addressing policy decisions.
MMMM should replace UUUU as our recognition symbol."
 

Stephen Sherman

http://www.viet-myths.net/OSession01.htm

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HOW  YOU  SAY  IT  IS  MOST  IMPORTANT..

YOUR OPINION:   HOW YOU SAY IT...    IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT YOU SAY http://home.earthlink.net/~american_families/id23.html

 

We need to get organized to stop Jane Fonda's new try at American Influence.   Threats of violence only boosters  the stereo-typical image, we are trying to remake with the truth...   Rambo's gone for good!
Let us not be judged based on few...
 
THIS IS MY TOWN is a recent Country-Western hit.  I like to think that America is my town.   WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.
 

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TERRI SCHINDLER:   REMEMBER THE KAREN ANN QUINLAN STORY IN 1975

Learn what Karen Ann Quinlan's parents did in her name.   Maybe, something similar could happen in Terri Schindler's name.   (Or you can donate in Terri Schindler's name directly to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.)
 

 
 
 

 

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DISNEY made it big on good, moral, honorable, American family stories.  It's when DISNEY changed their format that the Corporation started having problems.

Wal-Mart made it big;  because they advertised everything sold in the store was American-Made.

Boy, how things change!!

    Jack   http://www.CapVeterans.com 

 
 

 
WHAT HAPPENED IN VIETNAM  ON  MARCH  29, 1971   THIRTY-FOUR  YEARS AGO
 

 
PROUD  CAP  MARINE
PROUD  AVERAGE  AMERICAN

Get ready to relax and enjoy.    You'll need your speakers on.    Spud served honorably in the United States Marine Corps' Combined Action Program (CAP) in Vietnam.    
                  Jack
 
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----- Original Message -----
From: Spud
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 9:47 AM
Subject: Spud Cap 1-3-5

 
This takes about 10 minutes to watch, but it is kool,,,,,,,,,,  
     Spud (SF)
 
 
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OFFICIAL  VIETNAM  CAP  MARINE  WEBSITE
 
Other CAP Web Sites

CAP 4-1-2 Web Site: A Combined Effort Of CAP 4-1-2 Veterans
CAP 1-3-9: Rick LeBlanc's CAP 1-3-9 Web Page
CAP Delta 4 Homepage: Steve Markley's CAP Delta 4 Home Page.
CAP 2-7-2: Roch Thornton's CAP 2-7-2 Web Site.
CAP 2-7-4 Website: Channing Prothro's CAP 2-7-4 Web Site.
CAP Marine-Vietnam: Sandy Wardlaw's CAP Web Page.
CAP Lima Web Site: Gary "Snake" Wavrecan's CAP Lima 6/Lima 11 Web Site.

Contact
To join the National Anthem Project as a participant or sponsor, please contact:
Wendi Barra
MENC: The National Association for Music Education
1-800-336-3768
wendib@menc.org

 
 
 
These events are open to all Veterans, their Families, their Friends and all appreciative Americans...
 
 

 

My Buddy and I Look Drunk.
 
The first picture needs a narrative.  It needs a narrative, because my buddy and I look drunk.   However, the second picture doesn't need a narrative.  
 
All I can say is that the village's food did not always agree with me.   In the village, we were invited to dinner, celebations and funerals often.
PLEASE PRESS FOR A LARGER PICTURE COPY
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     Jack Cunningham and George Dros sitting at a table in a Duc Duc peasant hut near the market place.  Their eyes were shut because of complete exhaustion.  It was July 1970.  At the time this picture was taken, the Americans in Duc Duc were not sure whether the CAP Unit would be pulled out of the village or whether it would be wiped out.  We were experiencing heavy combat.  Intelligence reports were coming in daily that the Communists wanted to punish the village while the Americans were still there.
 
      By wiping out CAP 2-9-2, the terrorists hoped to leave an example to other CAP Villages.  With alerts at the highest level, night ambush responsibilities were 100% watch throughout the night.  With two long patrols a day going outside the village, it didn't leave much time for the eight or so Americans to sleep. 
 
     Around the day this picture was taken, an intelligence report came in from the 1st Marine Division Headquarters in Da Nang that the high Communist Command wanted to speed up President Nixon's troop pullout from Vietnam.  They wanted to embarrass the Americans on a wide-scale and influence the American People into pressuring a faster troop pullout.  Their plan called for wiping out the Fifth Marines at An Hoa.  It was going to involve thousands of Communist Forces.  The Village of Duc Duc was on the large Marine Base's perimeter and was said to be the main route for the Communist attack.  Our orders that night in July 1970 was to set up in the most well protected position.  Our Cap Unit was expected to try and hold off the Communist drive off as long as possible.  We were expected to serve as a warning or trip wire (Queens Gambit) for the Fifth Marines.
 
Months after Jack and George pulled out of the village of Duc Duc, the Vietnamese communists punished the peasant village by burning it to the ground.
 

Jack at his thinnest. 5'10" and 125 pounds
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Jack at his thinnest. 5'10" and 125 pounds

I was about 165 pounds when I first went to Vietnam.
 
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It wasn't Jane's fault.   It was because her former husbands made her do it.
(SHE  MUST  BE  TRYING  TO  MAKE  A  COMEBACK.
SHE THINKS AMERICANS ARE STUPID...)
 
 

 
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation!"
  --  George Washington
 

"A man good enough to shed his blood for his country, is good enough to receive a square deal afterwards  .  .  ."           
--  Theodore Roosevelt
 

 
 
 
 

 
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What do you think President Lincoln meant by his statements? 
 
"America will never be destroyed from the outside.   If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." 
 
-- Abraham Lincoln

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These are the latest VFW  State Service Officers.  They are VFW employees, who help veterans obtain their Veteran Benefits from the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs  (VA).   Call your state VFW Representative.  Find out what your benefits are.
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"THE  EYES"  USUALLY  SAY  IT  ALL...
 
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Below is a great opportunity to feel proud of our American Military as well as yourself.  The sergeant has a simple request...
 
My name is Sgt. Lamar Price.   I am currently with the 278th. Regimental Combat Team at Camp Caldwell Iraq.   I am writing to ask you for help with a project I am trying to start here.
     A few weeks ago the 278th. opened a school in the area near here.  I became aware that a lot of the children did not have shoes and were going to school barefoot in 50 degree weather.  I am asking people to mail one pair of children's shoes to my address in Iraq.  They can be any size boys or girls.  They do not have to be new just serviceable.  I will then collect them and give to our patrols and convoys to pass out.   My address is
Sgt. Lamar Price
RHHT278RCT PLT7
Camp Caldwell Iraq
APO AEO 09374

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Jack Cunningham with his M-79 Grenade Launcher

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The Song Thu Bon (river) looking across to "The Arizonia."

 
 
 
SURRENDER  WAS  NOT  AN  OPTION - 
Jack's Vietnam Experiences
 
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Local Heroes

December 20, 2004
By Andrew Borene

"I think that there is no greater gift than for a man
to be willing to risk his life for the freedom of strangers."


Op-Ed Contributor: Local Heroes

December 20, 2004
By ANDREW BORENE

Minneapolis - IF the Pentagon hopes to start bringing American troops home from Iraq while also increasing security there, it will have to find a way to do more with less. One approach could be expanding the Marine Corps combined-action program, an initiative that was successful in Vietnam and has shown early promise in Iraq.

The concept behind the program is that if American and foreign troops operate together, each will gain knowledge from the other as to the best way to counter an insurgency. In Vietnam, platoons were created that combined marines and Vietnamese militia members. The Americans were handpicked, chosen because they had shown particular respect for the local culture. They were expected to live in the villages they were assigned to defend, striving to "work themselves out of a job" by training their Vietnamese counterparts in police work and security operations.

The most striking success of the program was a rapid increase in actionable intelligence. Living in Vietnamese hamlets for months, the marines got a chance to get to know the locals, who in general had kept a careful neutrality in the war. This helped to humanize the American presence and reduced the passive support many civilians had been giving to Vietcong guerrillas. For many, their respect for (or fear of) the communist guerrillas waned, and they broke their silence about intelligence leads.

In the long run, it was one of the few efforts that managed to win some "hearts and minds" in Vietnam. Unfortunately, the top brass lost interest in the program in the early 1970's and, well, the rest is history.

Last year, under the leadership of Gen. James Mattis, members of the First Marine Division in western Iraq began adapting the program to aid poorly trained Iraqi National Guard and police forces. Although it is too soon to declare success, reports from the military and the news media suggest that Iraqis in the combined-action program perform better in combat, have higher morale and are considerably more reliable than their regular Iraqi military counterparts.

Expanding the program would be best accomplished by teaming coalition troops with Iraqi security troops, or even paramilitary groups as in Vietnam, and placing them in cities along the main supply routes. This would significantly bolster the coalition's ability to gauge popular sentiment and gather intelligence leads on the pursuit of enemy leaders. It would also reduce the high profile of the coalition forces.

While the situations in Vietnam and Iraq are not identical, when it comes to battling insurgents it is always vital to erase their advantages in popular support and local knowledge. A few good marines learned how to do that during Vietnam; perhaps trying it again in Iraq can bring about a different ending.

Andrew Borene, a law student at the University of Minnesota, was a first lieutenant with the Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq. He is an adviser to Operation Truth, a veterans' advocacy group.

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Ted Kennedy is calling for the immediate start of our Troop Withdraw from Iraq.   However, Sen. Jack Reed (news, bio, voting record) (D-R.I.), another administration critic, disagreed.  "It's been increasingly clear that our entry to Iraq was a strategic mistake," he said.  "But you don't compound that by making another mistake to leave peremptorily."

    Lately, as in the past, the Radical Left and the American News Media is again pushing the theme that America is only in Iraq, because Iraq is an oil producing and exporting country.  Everyday, the American news media details the number of Iraqis killed by Terrorists.  Most of these stories imply that if America was not in Iraq, these terrorist acts would not be carried out against innocent Iraqi men, women and children.  Since we are there pushing for democracy, the deaths are only the results of another bad American Foreign Policy and a president, who loves war.

"Our very presence in Iraq is the cause of much of the violence," said Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey (D-Petaluma).   "We have a moral responsibility to leave in order to stem the violence."
 
     I'm sure most Americans know better.   If America was to pullout our military today, the terrorism in Iraq would increase much more.    The only difference is that the American News Media would not have an interest in all the terrorist killings.  Just like they do not have an interest in what is going on everyday in Sudan.  (If America went into Sudan to stop the slaughter of the innocents, the American Liberal-Left and the News Media would soon add the twist that we were again the cause of the problem.) 
     Back in early 1971, the Vietnamese peasant-farming village, where I lived and served 24/7, was punished and destroyed by communist terrorists, because the people supported Americans serving in their An Hoa Valley.   Eight hundred (800) homes were burned down and hundreds of innocent men, women and children were killed and wounded.   
     At the time, few American News outlets reported this massacre.  Instead, they choose to highlight what John Kerry and his friends were saying about American village burnings and other American atrocities.
 
     It's time that America's News Media becomes part of the solution for democracy; instead of the solution for democracy's enemies.   If America pulls out of Iraq prior to the job being done, the massacres around the country will compare to the days of slaughters in Cambodia and Vietnam after we left.  (Millions died.)
 
      Help Democracy grow in Iraq.  
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