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UNKNOWN AUTHOR

Dear Vietnam Veteran,

I know I should have written much sooner. I can't say why I did
not. Out of fear of admitting to myself, you were there, fighting a war. Or maybe ashamed. Ashamed that I never accepted the things you felt you had to do.

Whatever it is, I know how it must hurt. Believe me when I say it hurts me more. I have the burden of your hurt plus that of my own. The pain of not being able to show my true feeling towards you.

I am not writing this for the months you served in Vietnam, but for the many years, you were left alone with only your brother Veterans. You served proudly and it went unmentioned.

For a long time, I've wanted to express the words. The words an
honorable Veteran needs to hear. For a long time, I've wanted to
hold you during your times of pain.

God knows I wanted to. And only He knows why I never found the courage. I do not remember what I use to say; maybe I do not want to remember. All I know is I hope that it is not too late to give you those things now.

For years you tried to be part of my world. Doing everything to
please me, just to be noticed and given a little time and
understanding...

I look back and see the demands I placed on your shoulders when you were young. "Fight your weakness, and always show strength to others around you."

Who was I to make such a demand? I sit here with tears in my heart; finally admitting to myself the one weakness you must have seen in me and never questioned. My inability to say the words that I know would have meant so much to you.

"Welcome Home." You served your country honorably.

Please hear these words now, from my heart. Please give me a chance to be part of your world now. The world I should have been part of long ago.

Love,
America

The links below do not show the daily records, however "some" of the information is pulled from them.

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This page is dedicated to those men that served with Company  C, 1st Battlion, 5th Cavalry and especially those who lost there lives.

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