Tet 68'

Tet 68'

I was not there at the start of TET, I was still home on leave at the time getting ready to fly out for pre-deployment training.I was notified a couple days after that two of my friends from High School were killed on the first day.Both were draftees and in the Army. One was killed at Pleiku and the other some where farther south near Saigon. The reason I bring this up is the fact that my Mom went ballistic on me wanting me to go UA. My Dad just said, “See what you have waiting for you!!” He always knew the war in Nam was BS I did’nt If I only knew then what I know now I would have made a different choice. We were lied to about Vietnam Exposed to Agent Orange, I have two conditions associated to “The Orange” Lung Cancer being one. Quit smoking in 1970 Also diagnosed with PTSD in 1987 had it forever just didn't know it Oh forgot to mention the cloroacne on my chest, back and groin after returning home in 69′ If I knew then what I know now I would have never volunteered but, under the same conditions I would do the same thing I am proud of my service in the Marines! I just wish it would have been another place another time. E 2/1 4 Mar 68- 22 Mar 69
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  • Keith settlements cpl

    Cpl. Keith settlements 1/7 first div. Marines Vietnam was a super mother f. Love all vets we need to be heard by the va. Else we get the out about how those who sacrifice are treated. It s just not right


  • Sgt. Robert L Sisson

    Thanks for the concern. My problems all deal with the Bladder cancer. I am waiting to see what the doctor wrote. From this paper the VA sent me I have half these problems. Get up 4 times or more every night to go to the bathroom, feel like I have to go and can’t. Can’t use urinal because I might be standing there 5-10 minutes. Might have to have cathater put in if cancer comes back, this is something I will have to learn to do myself. Having a bag attached to me.. . There is even more. I think the doctors are afraid to go up against the VA.


  • Bill Walter, Cpl.

    Dit-oh brother!! Politicians not Generals pick the wars we fight! Poli-dick-shons sit on their brains back home and point. I cringe at what dickhead 45 will point at next. Hope MadDog gets his words in.


  • Robert H Bliss, 0341

    i hide from my PTSD by the kind of work I did for over 30 years (Intensive Probation/Parole Officer) and when my two marriage die I didn’t care. I was better off without friends. They wouldn’t understand me or care anyways and the VA just wanted to screw with me so to hell with them. And then, Agent Orange cause prostate cancer and nerve damage and chronic pain and all kind of other problems. I think I know how you all might feel—I’m right there with you. Then, I was forced in to retirement due to disability and I met someone who wouldn’t walk out on me or quit —- Marines, there is a time in everyone’s life when you need to call up help so that you can keep on fighting and not let our friends be forgotten in our life time. The three proudest moments in my life is when: I became a Marine, I became a father, and was smart enough to marry my third wife. Semper Fi to our Brotherhood of Marines.


  • SUDDENDEATH

    We will never know the exact death toll of the war.The death toll keeps on rising every day.and some of the deaths from suicides and agent orange related death are never reported as service connected deaths.For you out there that are not getting help or filling a claim you need to rethink it.Our government bleed us for all they could get I,m going to squeeze them for every nickle I can get.Some think ?I am gaming the system ! so be it Never asked for anything I did not think I deserved


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