Re: Memorial Day

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Posted by So So on May 27, 19 at 09:01:46:

In Reply to: Memorial Day posted by Oldtimer on May 27, 19 at 04:53:24:


We were sold the old "Domino Effect" theory. If the Commies took S. Vietnam then Laos, Cambodia, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, & Indonesia would all fall. Ike had sent something like 5K or more "advisers" to the South after the French pulled out. We figured we could do it better. JFK added another 5 or 7K then he decided in Oct or early Nov of '63 to pull out 5K for Christmas but something happened late in Nov. & LBJ cancelled that order. Then we were in for the ride. Whatever happened to that "Domino Theory"???

Sorry friend, but you just got me thinking about the old days, the gazillions of $$$ thrown away, & the thousands of lives lost. Memorial Day Memories I guess.


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