Tuesday, September 21, 2010

42 Years Late

As a Viet Nam Veteran I watched with tears in my eyes as the sons of Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger were presented their fathers Medal of Honor some 42 years after he gave his life in Laos saving his wounded men.
His mission was secret because we were NOT suppose to be operating in Laos but we were. But even after his mission was declassified 20 years ago this Hero was not properly honored.
I watched with pride as President Obama presented his three sons with the metal. President Obama also said that the way Viet Nam Vets were treated after the war was a shame and it should never happen again. Even if our leaders send the troops into unjust wars we should always honor the valor of the young men and women we send to war.
Cloud Nine


  1. Vietnam was very spooky. I often thought I would have to go as a child and die there against my will. Thank you for serving Larry. I'm sure it was hell on earth.

    We are operating special ops all over the globe. I can't think of a place we haven't infiltrated.

  2. Yes and I pray for the day when the armed personnel will only be inside their own borders.