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Comment by harold goldstein on June 15, 2018 at 5:44pm

I agree with you Harry,

My argument is that the Veteran's Committee wants to honor the Korean War Veterans and I objected and asked if they were stationed in Iceland or Germany or anyplace other than the Korean peninsular they are not Korean War Veterans rather they are Cold War Veterans.  Now they want to discuss it saying that if they were in service between 1950 up until Jan 1955 they will be honored

Comment by Harry Warner on June 15, 2018 at 3:15pm

Harold, various reference books cannot agree when the cold war ended. 1990, maybe 1991. 

Comment by Harry Warner on June 15, 2018 at 3:05pm

Tom's blushing.

Comment by Harry Warner on June 15, 2018 at 2:54pm

How could you be a "war" veteran if you were not in a war?  

Comment by Harry Warner on June 15, 2018 at 2:47pm

Harold, you may be asking for too much as to a "definition" of what constituted veteran status of wars.  It would seem to me if someone was in active duty in the ACTUAL  battles, that would qualify. I take offense by someone claiming to be a Vietnam vet just because they served during that period.    The "cold war" was not a declared war.  It probably ended when the Berlin wall came down and most likely started when I graduated high school and realized I had to work for the next 60 years.  OK, I may be wrong about the start but I will stand by the end.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 15, 2018 at 1:35pm

Tom, you're a handsome guy.

Comment by harold goldstein on June 15, 2018 at 1:34pm

Tom,  what I need for my Veterans Day Movie is the boot camp (Basic) training

Pictures.  Gas Masks, Crawling in mud, under machine gun fire, climbing over wall,pushups, etc...

What I'm finding on line are the current recruits (2000 -2015) and that would not be realistic for my purpose.  All of our vets are 1945' to 1960's.  

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on June 15, 2018 at 1:03pm

Fort Dix   March,1969. A-3-3.BCT.

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on June 15, 2018 at 1:02pm

Comment by harold goldstein on June 15, 2018 at 12:31pm

Dave, what is defined as a korean war veteran?  or a Vietnam War Veteran?

If you were in the 2nd ACR in Germany during either of those war years, are you a War Veteran or Cold War Veteran?

If anyone has the true definition, (not perception) please tell me and where did you find the information.

 

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