Tag Archives: Vietnam

The “Spontaneous” Anti-Gun Movement

Anyone who has followed the outbreak of “spontaneous” popular movements in the past four decades and done a little homework has to realize that such popular movements, all lack one basic ingredient–spontaneity. They didn’t just “happen” they were organized and … Continue reading

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McCain and the POW Cover-Up

This imposing body of evidence suggests that a large number—the documents indicate probably hundreds—of the U.S. prisoners held by Vietnam were not returned when the peace treaty was signed in January 1973 and Hanoi released 591 men, among them Navy … Continue reading

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Hey Grimes, what’s up dude?

Almost since day 1, it has been a tradition at FlyoverPress to republish “Hey Grimes” each Memorial Day. Gary Lynn Grimes was a pure and honorable man. His story is tragic but, more than that, it is representative of a … Continue reading

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War, Football, and Realism: If Any

  It is not possible to win a “war of attrition” (kill more of them than they kill of you until they give up) on a foreign shore. Mamas tire pretty quickly of bringing their baby boys home in body … Continue reading

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A Grand Adventure. Except It Isn’t

Ever seen a guy who just took a round through the face? He’s a bloody mess with his eyes gone, nasty hole where his nose was, funny white cartilage things sticking out of dripping meat. Suppose he’ll ever have another … Continue reading

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Soldier of Fortune Days: A Self-Indulgent Memoir

Those were wilder times, hardier times, memorable and loose. The veterans of Vietnam were not yet aged and, as happens after wars, did not settle easily into selling air filters at the NAPA outlet. They had lain atop Amtracs in … Continue reading

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Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 2)

The pictures appear to be reproductions of photographs that look to have been taken with one of those old Kodak Instamatic cameras that were so popular in the Nam in those days. But perhaps you can get some idea as … Continue reading

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Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning

It is important that corrections such as this be made to the “official” record/history, recorded and preserved. This stupid war changed the world, and most of the change was NOT for the better. — jtl, 419 by John Stryker Meyer … Continue reading

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The Scene of the Crime: A reporter’s journey to My Lai and the secrets of the past.

 “I thought President Johnson and the Congress knew what we were doing in Vietnam… Within three months, all the ideals I had as a patriotic Georgia boy were shattered, and I began to question who we were as a nation,” … Continue reading

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SFC Ricardo Gonzalez Davis: A MACV-SOG Warrior Remembered

In one sense, I am grateful to have been a part of this thing because there was never anything like it before nor has there been since. And for that very same reason, I pray that there never will be. — … Continue reading

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