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Posted 1 year ago

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toracat
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Hello, 1st photo is on our way! 2nd and 3rd is arriving! last is back home! The big bunker at bottom of photo is my house!! Maybe I will put more photos of it later?! I carried a camera inside my gas mask! I was 18, we were all pretty young and just wanted to live and go home. It is sad because most I was with did not go home alive. It was exciting! But what a waste of young men. There is a book about my unit, "Unfortunate Sons" by L. D. James, we lost 48 young men in 8 minute ambush. It was my first trip out of USA, I knew I would travel much in my life. Thanks for looking! Don

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    I give it a love, for what you went through as a young man.
    What a terrible waste of lives!
    You were lucky to be able to take the "back home" photo!
  2. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    Thanks!
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    Disgraceful politics & cost us a lot of irreplaceable young lives. I hoped afterwards that the politicians had absorbed a lesson but now watch the new "Crusades" with disbelief. They will just never learn, mainly because it's not them fighting & dying. "They" will never really understand because only a few have been there & those obviously didn't learn enough.
  4. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    We made a mistake there and in Central America back then, freedom always will win, but it takes time. Thanks!
  5. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    thanks so much for posting and sharing toracat!
  6. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    Thank You!
  7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    You are the 1st I've heard to say we made a mistake in Central America. I was there in the 80's (don't ask which side because I'm not sure). Interesting to know that others realize it was a mistake. So you aren't totally brain-washed about it?
    One thing that made an impression on me during those days was Reagan backing the Brits when they invaded the Falklands. The issue was in Internat'l Court but the Brits knew they would lose so they invaded. (over oil discovered S. of there). The people I knew in Central Amer. said that the Monroe Doctrine was obviously null & void as the States didn't consider the U.K. as a European power. Actually, most Americans seem to think that the U.K. can be seen from Manhattan on a clear day & is a part of the U.S.. Simply put: A European power was allowed, and supported to invade a sovereign state in our hemisphere by the U.S.. Grenada is another "smoke-screened" affair. I live in & travel these areas. A lot more can be seen from our angle.
  8. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 1 year ago
    I was also involved in what the US was doing in Central America in the 80s. Now you've heard from another one who says it was a mistake.
  9. toracat toracat, 1 year ago
    Thanks to both of you,

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