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WHO WERE THE WARRIORS OF VIETNAM?

Were they the marines who fought from border to border?
Were they the marines who held at Khe San?
Were they the marines of force recon?
Yes they were!

Were they the crews on the pibbers and rags
and other craft of the Riverine Forces?
Yes they were!

Were they the grunts of the army infantry units
the 25th infantry to name but just one of all?
Yes they were!

Were they the sky troopers of the Air Calvary units?
Yes they were!

Were they the Medics and corpsmen
who gave their lives so that others would live?
Yes they were!

Were they the airborne troops
of the Screaming Eagles or the Herd?
Yes they were!

Were they LRP troops of the airborne and other infantry units?
Were they troops of the Ranger LRRP’S?
Yes they were!

Were they the pilots of the aircraft that gave TAC-AIR?
Were they the pilots of the army and marine helicopters?
Were the pilots of the blackbirds, puffs, stingers and specters?
Yes they were!

Were they the drivers and crews of the tracks and dusters?
Were they the gun captains and crews of the arty units?
Yes they were!

Were they the drivers of the transportation units
who brought the food and ammo to the bush units?
Yes they were!

Were they the ground crews who armed the aircraft
so that they could protect the bush units?
Yes they were!

Were they the nurses and doctors who put us back together
and sat with us through the long dark nights?
Yes they were!

Were they the Sailors on Yankee Station?
Were they the Coasties on the Treasury Cutters doing interdictions?
Yes they were!

Did they have to serve in-country to be a warrior?
NO THEY DID NOT!

WHO were the Warriors of Vietnam?
Someone please tell me!
WHO WERE THE WARRIORS OF VIETNAM?

THEY WERE ALL OF THE TROOPS
IN ALL OF THE BRANCHES
IN ALL OF THE COUNTRIES
OF SOUTHEAST ASIA!

Author’s Note: To all of you who have served and to those who now serve, Thank you.