If I Could Go Back in Time

Basic Training

My wife always thinks I regret too many things but really it is only a few. When I was in the Army nobody wanted to go to Viet Nam but now they are the only veterans who are acknowledged. I was stationed at Ft. Gordon, GA. We were volunteering to go to the war but we were constantly refused because we were the only ones trained in running a stockade & we were needed to train the new "turnkeys".

So yes I do regret some things more than others but I am ambivalent about not going to Viet Nam. I respect everyone that went & especially those that never made it home…alive or dead. It would have been so easy to go live in Canada. I knew I had to be true to the US and to my family. We are all born to do what is right. For me, this was the right thing to do.

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