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  1. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 7th, 2012

    Impressive, but WTF is it doing in Chicago?
    And on the south side, no less, two blocks from Al Capone’s south side HQ and four miles from Obumfuk’s titular home?

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  2. Claudia

    December 7th, 2012

    Wow, that’s impressive.

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  3. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 7th, 2012

    @Boobie – Jesus walked and preached among the sinners, so this memorial can be close to Obumphuk’s faux home to remind him of who made it possible for him attempt to destroy the greatest nation on earth.

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  4. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 7th, 2012

    @Claudia – I agree.

    I’ve never been to the Holocaust Museum, but I’m told that one of the displays is a room full of the victims’ shoes and that it is very impactful. I can imagine that this is similar in nature.

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  5. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 7th, 2012

    @ Stirrin’ – Speaking of which, now that Obumfuk’s in Hawaii, think he’ll drop by Pearl Harbor to be worshipped by his new homo navy?

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  6. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 7th, 2012

    A trip to the Holocaust Museum (has Obumfuk ever been THERE?) requires a trip to DC. I have been to Dachau, though. There’s something about the real soil that can’t be replicated in a foreign museum.

    I wonder whether any muslims realize that the Holocaust is what’s keeping them from undergoing a similar fate dealt by countries which hate them but tolerate them?

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  7. aidan

    December 7th, 2012

    A sweet tribute.

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  8. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 7th, 2012

    @Boobie – Obumphuk thinks Pearl Harbor is a jewelry store.

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  9. BobK

    December 7th, 2012

    Got to go see this.

    BobK
    Sgt E5
    1961-1967

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  10. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 7th, 2012

    @ BobK et al.- I wonder whether those dog tags are the standard-issue gunmetal gray or have been artistically enhanced via, e.g. chrome plate, stainless steel, etc.?
    Since you’re going there . . .

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  11. BobK

    December 7th, 2012

    BTRD
    The tags I remember wearing were more like aluminum in color.

    Then again, some people think I am so old that I was at the Little Big Horn. If I truly was there, I would have been there on behalf of my .0002% Native American Blood.

    I live in the far Northwest Burbs of Sh*tcago but, I will go. I will check the color.

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  12. Noodengr

    December 7th, 2012

    I have been to both the actual Vietnam memorial and a smaller traveling version. Both were sobering experiences. Hard to explain the atmosphere shift as you near the wall. The quiet that is unnatural but is right.
    As for the Holocaust Museum in DC, the part that stuck with me was the 4 story atrium that you kept going through as you tour. The walls were covered with faces of victims from one Russian village that the Nazis killed every inhabitant. Real faces of real people killed soley because they were born Jewish.
    I have a feeling standing below this display would be just as sobering no matter where it is located. i am impressed.

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  13. norman einstein

    December 7th, 2012

    Beautiful and chilling at the same time.

    Sadly, there are many people alive today who have never HEARD of the Viet Nam war.

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  14. redgrandma

    December 7th, 2012

    Filled with reverence for this. Tags for some friends from high school days will be up there. I only live 4 miles north of here (in the belly of the beast)and did not know about it. I’m going there very soon.

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  15. conservative cowgirl

    December 7th, 2012

    That is a very moving tribute and I would love to see that.

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  16. Moe tom

    December 7th, 2012

    Impressive indeed. I still have my dogtag on my key chain. Issued 1960.
    On the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Google US Military Cemetaries in Europe. Spend some time at the graves of the thousands of men and women, many of whom never made it to age 23, but who died for us.

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  17. Houston

    December 7th, 2012

    @BobK and @Moe Tom

    Thank you both for serving your country.

    I was told a story from a friend of mine years ago about how he was at a church service where the pastor asked everyone who was in the Vietnam war to stand. He then thanked them.

    He told me that was the first time anyone had ever thanked him for going to Vietnam.

    Let that sink in…

    I was flabbergasted because I was born in ’72 and didn’t understand the mentality of that time. It made me sincerely appreciate the sacrifice of our troops.

    Sincerely, thank you.

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  18. sandybanks

    December 7th, 2012

    This reminded me of the dull metal ID bracelets with the name of a MIA. DH bought each of us one – can’t remember where he got them or what the donation was. If ‘your’ serviceman was rescued, you could get a blue star to stick to your bracelet.

    I still have one of them, maybe the second is around somewhere, too.

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  19. NoMoBo

    December 7th, 2012

    My former husband served in Vietnam. When he came home, he was stationed at the Examining and Entrance station in Los Angeles. Soldiers were told not to some to work in uniform, but change when they got there, because protesters would pelt them with eggs and garbage. I despised those people then, and now that they are running this country into the ground, I despise them even more now.

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  20. Moe tom

    December 7th, 2012

    Houston. Thank you. However I did not serve in Vietnam as many at IOTW did.

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