The injuries he sustained while a prisoner of war have left the senator unable to raise his arms above his head Response: Arizona Senator John Mc Cain responded Monday morning to comments made by GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who said this weekend that he is 'not a war hero' because he was captured in Vietnam He has said: 'I think the point here is that there are so many men and women who served and sacrificed - and happened to be held prisoner - and to denigrate in any way that service, I think, is offensive to veterans.
About three dozen anti-Vietnam war demonstrators march in front of the Selective Service headquarters, 129 S.
In the images by former artillery officer Christopher Gaynor, helicopters swoop down in high-risk troop deployments, convoys rumble through the booby-trapped countryside and infantrymen make tense dawn patrols.
Gaynor, now 70, spent more than a year in Vietnam between 19, taking photographs as he went.
And the reason for that is one of my most-asked questions. The simple answer is that no one ever wants to return to a place where they felt they were treated poorly.
People email me several times a week asking why, in this post about myself, I single Vietnam out as being my least favorite country. When I was in Vietnam, I was constantly hassled, overcharged, ripped off, and treated badly by the locals.
Never in uniform again: Trump was photographed at New York Military Academy where he was captain of his class cadet corps but he deferred the draft repeatedly as a student, and was then medically disqualified Team player: Trump (front row, second from left) on the New York Military Academy soccer team.
The only way I’ll give this place a second chance is if I meet a girl who really wants to go to Vietnam or if some business trip takes me there.
An inductee is forced to step over a sit-down blockade in order to report to the Selective Service offices on Scott Avenue for a trip to Phoenix to be sworn into the Army.
Bedlam followed minutes later when inductees began boarding the bus on December 5, 1967.
While buying T-shirts in Hoi An, three women tried to keep me in their store until I bought something, even if that meant pulling on my shirt.
On a trip to Halong Bay, the tour operator didn’t have water on the boat and had overbooked the trip, so people who paid for single rooms suddenly found themselves with roommates…sometimes in the same bed!