Memorial Day is for remembering. Let us remember Ernest Reginald Lasher Jr. who died serving in the army in the Tay Ninh province of Vietnam on May 3rd 1970 just weeks shy of his 22nd Birthday. Our northern riverfront park is named in his honor. I hope we can remember him this weekend and whenever we enjoy the park his family made possible.
My Dad retired from the Army after 30 yrs. he was a Sgt. Major, served 3 tours in Vietnam, earned 6 bronze stars, 2 of which with Valor, and 2 Purple Hearts (among many more). A total stranger paid for my parents breakfast this morning. He thanked my Dad for his service and gave him an American flag pin for his hat. Humans are capable of great kindness, it makes me happy to witness this more now than ever. It made my Dad smile & that brought tears to my eyes.
This morning I took Audrey to Crivitz to finally “meet” her great grandparents and her great Uncle. I had been wanting to take her since she was born but she was just too little. I didn’t realize how much I missed them until I was there. My grandma Orlando died the November before Audrey was born. When she found out I was pregnant AND it was going to be the first girl in28 years she smiled and said “well I’m just going to have to get better so I can meet her.” That didn’t happen and it really does break my heart. My grandma and grandpa would have LOVED Audrey, I have no doubt. We also left a flag on Uncle Ronnie’s grave. He fought in Vietnam and died long before his time due to Agent Orange complications. He may not have died in combat but the Vietnam war is what killed him. Happy Memorial Day to my favorite vet. #memorialdayweekend#memorialday#agentorange#vietnam#vietnamwar#family
Circa September 1979, my family about 9-12 months after arriving from refugee camps around the world. This is only a small fraction of the millions of Vietnamese who fled Vietnam in the early 70s into the 90s. Circa September 1979, my family shortly after arriving from refugee camps around the world. If it weren’t for my courageous, strong-willed parents and family members, I would not be where I am today! My parents on the far right, holding me (pre-knife holding days). @etran222 @khanhtran73 @dmproductions @vudacris @nhantran5k @a_transon @_tonytran @_toodoe_ @iilydia @nelsontran_ @trangjames @jaxattaxfood @luken999 @simonngyn @darwinpham #boatpeople#immigrant#mekongdelta#vietnam#vietnamesefood#vietnamwar#thankful#fortunate#family#boatpeople#1979
John F. Baker, 5 feet 2 inches and 105 pounds, had tried to join the Marine Corps out of high school but was turned down, so the Army took him. By 1966, he was serving as private in South Vietnam with Company A, 2d BN, 27th Infantry, 25th ID and in early November, his company was sent out to rescue the remnants of another company that had been trapped by the Viet Cong in a jungle near the Cambodian border.
The enemy soldiers - more than 3,000 - were hiding in trees, in bunkers and in tunnels when Private Baker's company of 200 men arrived. As they approached, the Viet Cong were yelling, "Come on, G.I., come and get us"
As the company began its rescue effort, the lead man in Private Baker's column was killed. Under intense enemy fire, Private Baker sprung to action, took out two enemy bunkers, killed four Viet Cong snipers and then led repeated assaults, killing more Viet Cong. During his forays, he rescued wounded soldiers out of kill zones and at point he was knocked off his feet by a grenade, which didn't deter him from killing more enemy soldiers and rescuing more of his men.
In addition to saving the lives of eight men, he was credited with knocking out 6 VC machine-gun bunkers, killing 10 enemy soldiers.
During the extraction, his entire uniform was completely covered in blood.
For his actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor along side Capt Foley who also earned his during the same battle, serving in the same company. #stayzero#zerofoxtrot#vietnamwar#hero#gruntlife#badassoftheweek
В жизни нужно попробовать всё. Особенно что-то кардинально новое. Наш барбер @alex_g_one Саня Косяк целый год ходил с помпом, а до этого — с Psycho Quiff. Недавно он в очередной раз пересмотрел "Таксиста" и понял, что настало время перемен. С легкой руки @dima_bolotov Димы Болотова прическа Косяка сменилась с классического помпа 50-х на могавк, что носили американские солдаты во время войны во Вьетнаме. Теперь стиль Косяка встал на свои места: оливковая куртка М-65, голубые джинсы и белая футболка. "Получается, что ты и твоя работа — это одно целое".
In life you should to try everything. Especially something radically new. Our barber @alex_g_one Sanya The Kosyak walked with a pomp for a whole year, and before that he wear Psycho Quiff. Recently, he watched again the "Taxi Driver" movie and realized that it's time for change. Thanks to @dima_bolotov Dima Bolotov, the Kosyak's hairstyle changed from a classic 50s pump to a Mohawk, originally was worn by American soldiers during the Vietnam War. Now Kosyak's style is complete: 60s M-65 jacket, blue Levi's jeans and a white T-shirt. "A man takes a job, you know? And that job - I mean, like that - That becomes what he is".
To my Veteran brothers and sisters, thank you to all that served and made a sacrifice for a cause greater than yourself. Stay safe this holiday and know that I appreciate you. Thank you for your service.
My dad fought in Vietnam with the 1st Marines Division and was part of the Battle of Hue City and Henderson Hill among others. He came home but always suffered the effects of a nation that didn’t accept him and the chemicals that his government used to poison him. Tomorrow I honor all veterans, but Vietnam Veterans and my dad hold a special place in my heart🖤 #memorialday#thankyouforyourservice#vietnamwar#vietnamwarveteran#marine