Skytroopers
Vietnam Tour Of Duty
Delta Comapany, 2nd Bn, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division Airmobile
Skytroopers Vietnam Tour Of Duty
The Skytroopers website was created to tell about the men of D 2/8, 1st Cavalry Division and their real life experiences while serving during the Vietnam War. While Vietnam Veterans served bravely and honorably much of the main stream media and the war protestors turned against the troops with false claims of atrocities, wide spread drug abuse and when possible throwing garbage at or spitting on returning vets.

The war is far enough in the past now to be ancient history to everyone but the vets who have memories that will never go away and often feel as fresh as the day the experience happened. With the passing of time, Vietnam veterans have become old men. The ones that get fired up over some thing someone said or a present day event and start speaking our mind with the fervor we feel. Family members and friends get a pained expression on their faces, roll their eyes and give others the look of, "Oh no, here he goes again, pay no attention", and they quickly change the subject or wander off to another room.

So some of us learn to keep our thoughts to ourselves, listen intently, possibly grtting our teeth, make polite bland comments and as the saying goes, "I can't complain, and it wouldn't do any good any way, nobody listens or wants to hear it". Our time has come and gone, best to keep our wisdom that comes from old age and experience to ourselves and only impart it when some one comes to us hurting and in need of help, a kind word or a swift kick in the pants. The best we can do is to talk with other vets, because they understand, and can find some therapeutic release that can't be found elsewhere, except for those of us fortunate ones who have a spouse who has stood by us through the worst and always will. We have to look on the bright side, even Hollywood doesn't feel they can exploit us as drug crazed mass murderers anymore.

This part of the website will become that which I have wanted to do for a long time, to have a chance to present my beliefs and opinions on various topics. If by chance you get the feeling, "Oh no, here he goes again!", just click a link for a quick escape. What you read here, you might disagree with in a small or great way, or may even like, either way, I hope it will be entertaining and thought provoking.
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