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~ Why do these two U.S. Marines look drunk... ~
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** IMPEACHMENT: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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Golden Girls, indeed! Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White reunite to accept The Pop Culture
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To All Vietnam Veterans From An Iraq War Vet
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The disgraceful treatment of our veterans
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** IMPEACHMENT: Senator HARRY REID
EUROPE - THY NAME IS COWARDICE
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The War Experiences of a Proud Tea Party Attendee
"There's A Communist Living in the White House!!"
** My Lai Massacre **
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NBC Reporter goes nuts on the air about Tea Party Membership
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Go Marines...
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Can Grassroots Help Stop Political Corruption
RALLY: Stop Obama's Terrorists Trial in New York City
Obama gives crotch salutes to his own country, yet he bows to foreign leaders
I am afraid (Of Today's America)
November 1, 2009 TEA PARTY
Government ethics and corruption is the number one issue for Americans
My Wife Calls Me The MAN...
Would you support Israel military attacks on Iran's nuclear centers
Senator Harry Reid blocks ACORN probe
Its The End of the Road for What Barack and I Are Trying to Do
STOP OBAMA IN 2010
It's unimaginable to me that such a Veteran would be denied justice in the land he promised his life
Pit-bull Attacks Porcupine Pictures
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Do You Consider Yourself a Stupid American
TED KENNEDY STARTED HIS POLITICAL CAREER IN COLLEGE
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Most Vietnam Vets were borderline criminals or poor.
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is NOT like any Marine that I know.............
Americans largely silent as their nation is systematically destroyed
Stand Behind Those Who Served America
Support America's Veterans
Will This New Rule Of Combat Lead To More American Deaths In Afghanistan
PROUD father of an American Soldier
Republican Political Disgrace
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Here's a guy I can agree with.
~~ ** MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN WASHINGTON DC ** ~~
Should ACORN Receive Federal Money As More ACORN Voter Fraud Comes to Light?
A Young Marine's Dream Job - Training Afghans As Bullets Fly
Superior Court Transcript mysteriously goes missing before it could be typed...
You be the Judge: A decorated, disabled vet denied justice, due to a Clerical Error or Part of a
George Bush warned Congress starting in 2001, that this economic crisis was coming
Do you feel that President Obama is doing enough for the people of Darfur?
PROTECTION FOR NATIONAL VETERANS MEMORIALS
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EUROPE - THY NAME IS COWARDICE (Commentary by Mathias Dapfner CEO, Axel Springer, AG)
If you served on an U.S. Navy ship...
Those Goddamn Marines
July 4th Celebrations of Our Freedoms (TEABAG PARTIES) across America
Come be part of American history
90 percent say it is a conflict of interest. What do you say...? *
State Legislators investigate cover-up allegations within the state Office of Attorney Ethics
Troubled Homecoming for America's Military Veterans
Thousands of military vets are waiting to find out if they were exposed to infectious diseases by VA
Huge Patriotic Rock in rural America
Lawyers' open lies to the Supreme Court (Accepted in Attorney Ethics Case)
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Should government agencies be the final word on corruption investigations within the same agency?
This picture is worth 10,000 words...! GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY.
TWO BIG BOOBS
Senate grants Social Security to Illegals, yet planned to cut disabled veterans' SSD
A Must See If You Love Animals With Talent
Senators slam Obama's plan for wounded vets
The Best Texter Doesn't Always Win
AMERICANS WHO SAY, "FUCK OUR TROOPS."
MSNBC: Give President Obama a grade
Narcissistic ruthlessness moves to next stage
Guaranteed to kill 330,000 Americans within a single hour...
** Hooters Calendar **
PTSD vets need the American Public to become advocates for them.
Help Jack Stop Political Corruption Now
I reported It To The Secret Service And FBI
Their Dirty Little Secret
** Riverdance ** -climax On U-Tube
Rate George Bush's presidency on a 1 to 5 scale.
MARCH 29, 2008 VIETNAM VETERANS DAY IN CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE
USMC Silent Drill Platoon - Amazing Video
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ON WEBMASTER AND VIETNAM VET JACK CUNNINGHAM AND HIS U.S. MARINE BUDDY
The Marine Corps hymn by Jerry Lee Lewis. a.k.a. The Killer
WHAT DOES COMBAT FEEL LIKE...
Do you want the border fence up to stop illegal aliens and terrorists...
~ FAMOUS AMERICAN POLITICIANS' QUOTES ~
Lawyers' Police Need Policing
Marines take care of Marines. As you may know, Marines are like that.
State Officials Protect Corrupt Lawyers
Is Yellowstone National Park About To Blow
You heard of medical malpractice. Here's an example of clear Legal Malpractice
What is your position on illegal immigration?
Video of Al Qaeda combatants gunned down by an AC-130 Gunship
Does congress deserve a pay raise?
AP study finds $1.6B went to bailed-out bank execs
Politicians probe scat found in state...
Corrupt Law Firm Still Being Protected By State Government After 8 Years
Anniversary celebrates America's response to Japan's surprise attack
GOING AGAINST POLITICAL CORRUPTION
Disabled Vet Needs Five Minutes Of Your Time
** GOVERNOR ACCUSED OF CORRUPTION SCANDAL COVER-UP **
It's Time To End Corruption in Government
139 WWII Marines entombed on Tarawa Atoll FOUND
Why are federal congressional leaders blind to Congressman Charlie Rangel's ethics violations?
Why Are Divorce lawyers a bit like liquor stores ?
Disabled Vet Battles Corrupt Law Firm: Evidence Firms Contact, Invoices, Supreme Count Documents
Read the Experiences of Jack Cunningham Living and Serving (24/7) in a Peasant Village
Update: WebMaster, Disabled Vet Jack Cunningham's Corruption Charges Against The State of New Jersey
Col. John Ripley, Marine, Who Halted An Enemy Two Hundred Tank, 20,000 Troop Attack, Dies
** MEMORANDUM TO ALL VIETNAM VETERANS **
** My Fallen Brothers **
VIETNAM VETERANS DAY 2009: Crossville, Tennessee will be the host city for this National Event
I will be soon forced to remove my websites from the internet.
The Last Two Months, We Had 404,663 Visitors And 3,446,781 Hits.
Obama's Movie: The Plot to Overthrow the United States of America
Obama Gives Vets and Military Families the Middle Finger, Stands With CODE PINK
Veteran PTSD Discrimination: VA doctor wants veteran to enter a 28 day PTSD program at a VA hospital
Barack Obama calls Non-Socialist Americans SELFISH
Obama Wants 845 BILLION DOLLARS Added to What America Already Gives The United Nations
Young Voters Are Going To Pay For Barack Obama's Global Poverty Act
Federal Immigration Law Enforcement Officers Called Terrorists By Barack Obama. DO YOU AGREE?
WHICH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE REFUSES TO SALUTE THE AMERICAN FLAG OR SAY THE PLEDGE
The #1 reason to vote for John McCain
Obamas Weathermen Pals Should Worry You - Youthful indiscretion does not cover mayhem and murder.
George Bush has been in office for 7 1/2 years.
PEARL HARBOR USS ARIZONA MARINE CORPS REMEMBRANCE
William Ayers said that he regrets that he had not bombed more U.S. targets
Obama and former Weather Underground honcho (Ayers) funneled money to a known terrorist sympathizer.
CNN Investigation: Barack Obama is lying about Weathermen Terrorist Bill Ayers, his friendship and
Do You Think The Federal Government Needs To Step In?
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Iraq War Disabled Veteran Beaten By Police, While The Veteran IS Hand-cuffed.
"The Spirit Lives On."
** What Is A Vet **
** CLERIC: PAUL (McCARTNEY) IS DEAD **
Veterans Day Parade NYC - come join us! Tuesday November 11th, 2008.
** 2008 Standardized Testing For All Voters **
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On their 50th anniversary, a wife found the negligee she wore on her
** I'm So Impressed With The Democrat Convention. **
Barack Hussein Obama in upside DOWN American flag display for Democrat Convention
Who Does Russia, China, Iran and North Korea Want For US President
Federal Immigration Law Enforcement Officers Called Terrorists By Washington Politician. GUESS WHO
American soldiers in Vietnam were falsely accused of being a barbarian horde, rapists, murderer
San Francisco's Sanctuary Policy For Illegal Immigrants Is Causing Problems For The City
U.S. Intel: Iran Plans Nuclear Strike on U.S.
Pearl Harbor Marine Air Base was hit hard on the morning of December 7th
HELP PRESERVE: The Pearl Harbor Battlefields
War Protester Spits On Iraq War Vet at Santa Barbara Demonstration
HOMES of John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Oprah, Al Gore and John Edwards
Vietnam Veterans Day and calling on the American people to recognize such a day. - MARCH 29th
What did he know, and when did he know it?
Iraq oil fields set to replenish world supply
Finding ways to help war vets experiencing traumatic stress
** I am an American. **
Did You Ever Have An INTENSE Day... ?
Hollywood's Oldest Swinger - And He Is Still Got All His Hair
** Everyone Celebrates My Birthday In This Country... **
The Iraqi government achieved "satisfactory" progress on 15 of 18 political benchmarks
The New York Times, a U.S. Marine and The Bronx Zoo
** Soldier Dies For His Mortgage **
The Government Has Responded In Typical Fashion
US Vietnam War POWs Never Tortured
How To Repay Our Soldiers
WHAT ARE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE PTSD DISABLED
CONGRESSMAN JACK MURTHA HAD ACCUSED UNITED STATES MARINES OF KILLING 'IN COLD BLOOD.'
Single-horned 'Unicorn' deer found in Italy
Barack Hussein Obama's communist connections
Hillary Clinton Supporters Unite Against Barack Hussein Obama
** Eat Crow, Iraq War Skeptics **
** What We Owe Iraq War (and Warriors) **
Currently, 25 Times More Veterans Are Dying From PTSD Suicide Than Combat In Iraq. IT IS TRUE...
** MEMORIAL DAY 2008 **
Kind of makes you proud to be an American.
Barack Hussein Obama's APPEASEMENT Statements Are Already Helping Radical Iran...
You won't believe this... Another 'angel on your shoulder' event!
** Checkout This Ball-Playing Soccer/Basketball Playing Elephant Video **
VA psychologist to staff: don't diagnose PTSD
Man unearths box filled with Depression-era cash
May be forced to spy on neighbors or risk prison terms under President's new intelligence decree
ILLEGAL ALIENS GIVE BACK TO AMERICA
It was built out of respect for all those serving in Vietnam.
Democrats outraged by Bush "appeasement" remark
** Post-traumatic stress soars in U.S. troops: IS THIS HOW THEY WILL BE TREATED **
John Kerry was one of those dishonorably dismissed from the Navy for collaborating with Viet Cong
IN BARACK OBAMA'S OWN WORDS: I will stand with the Muslims...
** Post-traumatic stress soars in U.S. troops **
Combat Vets Mocked And Harassed By Military Superiors For Having PTSD
Purple Heart urged for veterans with PTSD
** WHAT IS APPEASEMENT **
ease the stigma of seeking help for combat stress
The American Flame: The letter is dedicated to the youth of America.
TWENTY YEARS TOO LATE: Obama breaks with former pastor
"I was exceptionally proud of that Marine," says Gunnery Sgt. Scott Guise.
United States Veterans Facing 'Major Health Crisis'
American Flag Desecration Project - University of Maine
JIMMY CARTER: A FOOL's FOOL...
United States Veterans Facing 'Major Health Crisis'
Obama and Hillary Accuse Each Other For Supporting American Home-Grown Terrorists
Jimmy Carter laid a wreath of red roses at the grave of Palestinian Liberation leader Yasser Arafat
For everyone of our loved ones who...
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in America's Veterans
Obama and former Weather Underground honcho (Ayers) funneled money to a known terrorist sympathizer.
If it worked for California, many other states should use it!
Recall New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. Please press here for details.
Code Pink 'Bundles Money' for Barack
Congressman Jack Murtha_s Office Calls Cops On Iraq Vets Mom
Political Firestorm: Jimmy Carter defends Hamas meeting
On March 11, 2008, my wife and I went to the F.B.I. office in Newark, New Jersey.
THAT IS AN AWFULLY BORING TATTOO
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) tried to seize control of Iraq's second-largest city
Charlton Heston's Tribute to Vietnam Veterans
McCain doesn't care about people because he was a Navy fighter pilot who dropped bombs
New York Times: AMERICA'S MILITARY NEEDS STANDING ARMY OF ADVISERS
Jane Fonda, the actress and ardent anti-Vietnam War advocate, endorses Barack Obama
CAP Veterans Attend Crossville, Tennessee's Welcome Home To Vietnam Veterans
Obama and former Weather Underground honcho (Ayers) funneled money to a known terrorist sympathizer.
Most of them knew him as 'Holy CRAP.'
A Senator Robert Menendez High Level Staff Member Admits to Perjury
* AMERICANS WORKING TOGETHER *
Condi Rice for VP talk persists despite denials
* INACTION HAS CONSEQUENCES *
Jack Cunningham exposed himself to enemy fire to try and keep the Terrorists away from us.
Noble Peace Prize Winner Proclaims Iraq Was Supporting Terrorists Prior To President Bush's Invasion
Video: Al Qaeda Schoolyard Massacre In Progress (Not For Everyone)
It's time for Congress To Protect America's Military Recruiters.
Al Gore Does Not Agree With Barack Obama About Terrorists And Iraq
McCain Mocks Barack Obama's Iraq Comments
* GOD WON'T ASK *
** Unlikely Friends **
** LAWYERS GONE WILD AGAINST DISABLED VETERANS **
ONCE A MARINE ALWAYS A MARINE
Obstruction of Justice Starting In Governor Jon Corzine's Office And His Attorney General's Office
Test Your Knowledge: WHO IS GUILTY OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.
FINDING THEIR BURIED ROOTS
Disabled Vet's Identity Stolen From Lost VA Records. Garnished Disability Pay... You, a family me
Obama office adores psychotic Marxist thug
Berkeley, CA Police Department Supports CHAOS AND ANARCHY Against United States Marine Corps
Vietnam Facts vs Fiction
Barack Obama Is No JFK...
This draws sharp contrasts with honorable, professional attorneys.
Politicians are quick to praise veterans... Is It Real?
What the hell is going on here?
After 63 years, death photo of famed American news reporter surfaces
Berkeley City Council says Marine Corps recruiting station not welcome
Petition making President Bush & Dick Cheney subject to arrest for crimes against the Constitution
If you spent time in Southeast Asia and are having gastrointestinal issues for no apparent reason...
Code Pink has vandalized the Marine Recruiting Center in Berkeley
** Law Students To Help Veterans **
Senate VA Committee To Examine Disability Benefits Commission Recommendations - Boost Vets Benefits
~~ ** We are positive... ** ~~
We shouldn't really be too surprised that this could happen.
How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry - To Set The Record Straight
John Kerry was one of those dishonorably dismissed from the Navy for collaborating with Viet Cong
Obama's Pastor Says Bill Clinton Did The Same Thing To Black Voters That He Did To Monica Lewinsky
AMERICAN HISTORY: Battle of Fort Montgomery, Hudson Valley, New York
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Turns 40 Years Old
** HOLLYWOOD RELEASING PATRIOTIC MOVIES **
Sen. John Kerry blasted the presidential campaign of fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton
Explosive New Hillary Movie Exposes the Clintons
Barack Obamas longtime minister, mentor, sounding board has been a key supporter of Louis Farrakhan
Watch Pentagon Tape of Iranian Boats Threatening U.S. Ships
"The Wall" as their starting point of their Anti-War March on March 17th.
* GREAT PICTURE OF SEALS *
Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians for 2007
Forty Years Ago Today In American History
IF YOU WEREN'T A BELIEVER IN GOD BEFORE, WOULD YOU BE AFTER THIS?
Military use of unmanned aircraft soars
US Navy Officer Pleads With Harry Reid To Stop His Treason
Rolling Thunder joins "Gathering of Eagles"
Anti-War Protestors Prolong War And Kill More American Military - Proof: The Vietnam War
Iraq Is Next, Followed By The Other Nations Of The Region
Women experience stronger forms of post-traumatic stress disorder and have higher PTSD rates
Is Yellowstone About to Blow?
Which 2008 Political Ticket Would You Vote For...
Veterans Affairs (VA) Statistics: Average of 18 vets commit suicide each and every day
Who Was The Best U.S. President Since 1953
Jack's Work Resume
The Secure Fence Act - Fence 854 miles across California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
How each of the presidential candidates feel about illegal immigration.
Help needed for Iraq war widow with three children (6, 9, and 15)
Veterans Compensation Benefits Rate Tables - Effective 12/1/07
** ~~ OFFICAL MISCONDUCT ~~ **
Vietnam Vet, Congressman Duncan Hunter has been a Republican member of the House, since 1981.
We won every military engagement of the Vietnam War yet...
Some very positive articles starting to emerge about CAPs in Iraq.
BLUE STAR: We are mothers who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military.
Being ordered to NOT wear your uniform for "fear" of being targeted by War Protesters.
Parris Island, South Carolina - Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Can You Help These Two Mothers
Their combat veteran sons have severe Traumatic Brain Injuries.
A Mother's Love For Her Children Is Endless And Selfless...
Why do these Americans hate our military and veterans so much...?
WAR RELATED PTSD AND HEAD INJURIES
GOVERNOR TO VIETNAM VET: DROP DEAD I'M NOT ANSWERING YOUR LETTERS AND RETURNING CALLS
BIPARTISAN COMPACT ON IRAQ DEBATE
** OUR SUCCESS IN IRAQ IS TRUST **
John Kerry: I'm Now Prepared to Fight Off Swift Boat Veterans / Kerry says he'll be ready next time
Iraq: 300 insurgents killed in battle
Hollywood helps 'uncensored' anti-Hillary film
Is America Telling Hollywood "No" In It's Always Condemning America First
American Vet Took On 100 Taliban To Save Unit
BEFORE MASSACRE: Pictures And Narratives of Duc Duc / Phu Da, Vietnam
DEMOCRAT 'LEADERS' "NEW" MISTAKE WILL COST AMERICANS DEARLY
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies have helped create a sharp spike in crude oil prices.
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO SIGNED THE BILL CONDEMNING TURKEY
Senator Hillary Clinton Clashes With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Over Condemning Iran
!! ** ~~ ON THE FUN SIDE ~~ ** !!
Read candidates' positions on these issues
HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW YOUR HISTORY... ?
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The defacement at the National Cemetary of the Pacific and the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetary
CODE PINK PICTURES
American soldiers in Vietnam were falsely accused of being a barbarian horde, rapists, murderer
VFW Urges Reid to Stop Defeatist Rhetoric
Answer 11 questions: See How all the Presidential Candidates Line Up With Your Answers.
Thank you letter to the Clintons.......
Two Faces Of Hillary Clinton
John Edwards: Americans should give up their SUVs
Webmaster And Marine Vietnam War CAP Veteran Jack Cunningham's Life Is Threatened
DOMAINS WHO VISIT OUR WEBSITE
Jack Cunningham Unit's Command Chronologies
An Article About Jack Cunningham and one of his hobbies...
HOW ONE WOMAN GIVES BACK TO OUR SOLDIERS AND AMERICA.
But we were elated to notice your media were definitely helping us. -General Giap, North Vietnam
2008 will mark start of annual Vietnam Veterans Day
"Killing Fields" of Vietnam
MEMORANDUM TO ALL VIETNAM VETERANS
KOREAN WAR HISTORY
MOTHER ADOPTS QUINTUPLETS
PROUD HONORABLE VIETNAM VETERANS
Hillary Clinton Warned About Supporting Terrorism
"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
GREAT FREE MESSAGE BOARDS
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Insults American Military Generals
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DID YOU KNOW THIS PATRIOTIC EVENT TOOK PLACE...?
To the Shores of Tripoli by Fred Thompson
NOW THIS IS STRANGE: I ONCE WORKED WITH A SERIAL KILLER
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GAS PRICES AROUND THE WORLD
JIMMY CARTER WELCOMED HOME DRAFT-DODGERS FROM CANADA
~ ** OPERATION LAYETTE ** ~
To Stop Financing the War: Assassination of United States Senators / Criminal, Patriotic, Treason
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Jack Battles Corrupt Law Firm: Evidence Firm's Own Contact, Invoices, Supreme Count Certification
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~~ ** PEARL HARBOR VISITOR CENTER ** ~~
OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR GATHERING OF EAGLES
Attention Veterans or Surviving Family Members
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*** Webmaster & Former CAP Marine Request for Support ***
"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"
VETERAN MEMORIALS IN SONG
The presence of those who prolonged our war...
~ Grievance: The State Of New Jersey Vs. John Jack Cunningham
New Jersey to veterans: Drop dead?
~ WAR IN IRAQ ~
Nice to see Jane Fonda in front of camera again...
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John Kerry will not seek White House in 2008
As the nation braced itself for the final throes of the War...,
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Jack Cunningham in Parris Island, Marine Corps Boot Camp   1969
18 Years of Age
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Jack Cunningham and his wife, Joan

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TO  ALL  MY ' NUTTY'  FRIENDS
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What all good veterans wear, when their wives give them chores to do around the house.
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aka   ProudVietnamVeteran,  ProudCapMarine,   AverageProudAmerican, CAPMarine
 
 
 
 
GOD BLESS AMERICA
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Having been born in 1950, I grew up watching many patriotic movie films of World War II Marines on television. My brother-in-law, who I was very close to, was an honorable Korean War Marine. He proudly served in the 1st Marine Division during some of the roughest times of that forgotten war.

At a young age, I dreamed of the day that I would someday get to wear that proud and honorable Marine uniform. It was interesting, especially since my older brother served in the U.S. Army and my other brother served in the Navy. (The harmless teasing and comparisons were fun.) My father being a proud retired New York City policeman stayed out of the rivalries of his three sons.

After my return from Vietnam, I got to wear my Marine uniform with all the ribbons I earned serving in a peasant-farming village on the country-side of Vietnam under the Marine Corps' Combined Action Program (CAP).  Below is my story and some pictures from my village of Duc Duc / Phu Da. 

Back in 1989, I wrote up what I remembered of my Vietnam War experiences.  The Veterans Administration (VA) later compared my written experiences with my actual unit's combat records.  (The time frames are off, but the experiences are accurate as far as what my buddy, George Dros and I remember.)
       Recently, I found what I wrote for them.  The writing is far from gooder..., and my speeling is carp, but the experiences are there.  (It's copyrighted.)  It's far from the most traumatic of Vietnam stories, but it is real.  Through therapy, I've remembered even more experiences.
       I've cleaned up some coffee stains.  It will give you a slight idea of what an AVERAGE combat veteran goes through.

        Jack Cunningham

   Rosedale, Queens / Sussex, NJ

(In 1978, I original wrote down much of my experiences as short stories and sent them to the literary agent Lucianne Goldberg in Manhattan. This was the same Lucianne Goldberg that was later involved in the Bill Clinton sexual-sandals. Although I never dealt with Ms. Goldberg, her associate   Ms. L. Marx was extremely encouraging.)

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Last picture taken of the CAP 2-9-2 Americans
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August 13, 1970.

George Dros and Jack Cunningham
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Living in the Duc Duc Refugee (Resettlement) Village

MAP OF VIETNAM In 1970
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MAP OF PART OF I Corp
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Surrender Was Not An Option
(copy righted 1989)

When I first arrived in California after boot camp at Parris Island, I received orders for the Combined Action Program (CAP) of the Marine Corps. Up to this time the unit was an all-volunteer force that lived within the peasant farming villages. (24 hours a day, 7 days a week.) Usually a Marine was assigned to one village for his whole tour. When Marine Vets returning from Vietnam Vets heard that we were assigned to CAP they told us to get out of it any way we could. Although CAP was nicknamed "A Peace Corps with Rifles"…CAP was considered a suicide squad! The reason Marines were being assigned to CAP units was there weren’t enough volunteers. Too many CAP units were getting wiped out. Eleven Marines and one Navy Corpsman living in a village of thousands can get a little hairy at times.

Once my buddy George Dros (New Jersey) and I (NYC) arrived in Okinawa, we heard again about CAP units always getting wiped out. I was getting a little nervous; what did I get myself into?

As soon as we arrived at the special CAP training school near China Beach in Da Nang, communist rockets slammed into a Village just outside the walls of our compound.

Two weeks later, in one of my first nights back at 2nd CAG headquarters, while I was on guard duty in a forty foot tower, a communist sniper opened fire on me from a village across the river. My orders were to keep my head down and not to fire back into the village for fear of hitting a friendly peasant. I was very frustrated and nervous. I was getting shot at, but I could not shoot back.

About a week later, I was sent to my village of Phu Da (the Duc Duc Resettlement Village) about 20 miles southwest of Da Nang. It was in An Hoa Valley, three miles from the 5th Marines Combat Base.

My first night in the village an intelligence report said that over 200 communists were coming to wipe us out. There were about eight Marines, one Navy Corpsman and twenty Vietnamese Militiamen called Popular Forces (PFs) to hold them off. A Marine, who was there a while, started telling George Dros and I how scared he was. He really thought this was it; and even started talking about our deaths. (We were actually figuring out when our parents would be getting our bodies for burial.)

When the communists did hit the village they started to probe by firing aimlessly into the village. This they did in the hope that the PFs militiamen would panic and return fire, thereby giving away our ambush site. (Surprise was our best weapon against much larger enemy units.) Since this was the first of many times that I was told we would be wiped out, I was scared shitless. I knew I had to fight like a Marine, but I was so scared my chest felt like it was going to explode from my pounding heart. Finally, with God’s help, it started to pour rain. The PFs militiamen held their fire. For whatever reason the communists left. After that Marine combat veteran had really gotten me going about dying, it took me a while to calm down,

A few nights later, I heard something as we were walking around our village on the way to our night’s ambush. I almost shot a little pig when it came running toward me. Everybody laughed, but seconds later grenades were thrown into our line of march, badly wounding our sergeant and two or three PF Militiamen. Rifle fire opened up from near the village back gate. We went after them immediately and drove the Viet Cong terrorists into the jungle just outside our village. We didn’t think the sergeant was going to make it. The grenade blew right next to him. For almost two weeks we were without a sergeant, which is the highest rank in a CAP village. The CAP was led by a senior Lance Corporal (E3). (The wounded sergeant never returned to our village.)

Soon after arriving in the Duc Duc Refugee Village, George and I were already included in the dinner invitations the other Americans were receiving from peasant families. Around this time my best buddy, George Dros, a Marine I went through training with, and I, started volunteering for the many Civil Action Programs our CAP was involved with around the village; Digging wells, fixing fences and huts, and helping the corpsman treat the long lines of peasants and their children. The First Aid training that we learned was a great help. Also, for whatever stupid reason, George and I volunteered for patrols and two man night killer teams. I guess we still thought we were fighting for the good of our country and democracy.

Over the next few weeks we came under fire a number of times during the day and night. (The communists were constantly trying to instill fear in the peasants.) On a number of occasions we received intelligence reports from our peasants. The Civil Action Programs within the village created a lot of trust of the American boys. We also received intelligence that we were going to be wiped out.

These reports caused some of our Popular Forces (village militia) to disappear at night. They felt why fight today when there’s always tomorrow. Some PF militiamen even took off their uniforms and hid them, along with their rifles, so they could blend into the peasant population.

(We could not!!) A few times we almost shot a few of them to prevent them from leaving.

Since the communist activity against the village was getting worse, the 5th Marines sent a company (150 boys) of grunts and two tanks to work our area outside our village. Even with them, we were getting hit with sniper fire. Not far from me one of the 5th Marines got his legs blown off by a booby trap. We found a tunnel where we captured three Viet Cong (terrorists), $5,000 in American green money, $3,000 in American military money and boxes and boxes of clothes donated to the Viet Cong (Freedom Fighters) from a student union from Berkley University in California.

That really hurt and frustrated everyone. We were fighting for our lives (and peasant lives) for what??? We already had heard about all the demonstrations across America. But now, they (students) were even helping our enemy. (I learned to hate.)

Jack Cunningham in Duc Duc (Phu Da)
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1970 CAP 2-9-2

The day fighting continued and I received two minor shrapnel wounds on different occasions; once in the back and the other, in the hand. (I received no Purple Hearts for them, but the shrapnel is still in me.)

The intelligence reports of us getting wiped out were still coming in. Our own peasants and village boys supplied many of these reports. (Boys who did odd jobs for the Americans and also served as interpreters.) One day a report was so strong, a staff sergeant came from our company headquarters to set up with us. (He was an office worker and didn’t really understand day-to-day combat tactics.)

When darkness came the CAP Team was split into two and each patrol went their separate ways around the village for about an hour. After combining back together, the Staff Sergeant set us up in a good ambush site. However, he set me (M-79 Grenadier) up with the M-60 machine-gunner.

He ordered me to send up an illumination round as soon as the fighting started. About an hour later, the communists attacked by throwing grenades on some talking PF Militiamen. Immediately, I sent up the illumination round from my M-79 grenade-launcher and placed a high explosive round into my weapon to prepare for the combat action.

The next thing I knew, there was a huge flash and I was flying through the air and slammed against a cement well wall.

I was completely dazed, bleeding from my head, chest, arms, stomach and legs. (My flak jacket was completely torn up.) There was a tremendous ringing in my ears and my body was shaking. At first I was bleeding so badly I thought I was dying. But my bleeding was quickly stopped by all the bandages that my buddy, George Dros placed on me.

The fight raged around me and the machine gunner, who was also wounded from the bomb blast. Finally, our CAP Team drove the terrorists from our village. The Viet Cong left four dead and many blood trails.

Immediately the 5th Marines up at their An Hoa Combat Base sent trucks to take out our wounded. I was not one of the four wounded Marines taken out. (There were only about four Americans left in the village that night.)

I went out the next morning. A Navy doctor up at An Hoa 5th Marines Combat Base tried to take out some shrapnel from my leg, but stopped. He left my other shrapnel in as well. After bandaging me and giving me a hot lunch, I was back in my village within hours.

The CAP Team was down to only four Americans in the village of thousands. That’s how it stood for about another two weeks. Our company commander said that it was hard to get replacements.

The communists played even more with our minds. The terrorist threats got worse during these periods of few Marines in the village. It was bad enough when we had a full unit.

Thank God for the intelligence supplied by the peasants. Although the communists loved to use the peasants to create false reports, the peasants did supply us with a great deal of valid information. Around this time we started to hear about communist moles living in our village and serving amongst the PF militiamen.

It was ugly. We couldn’t tell who they were. We could only guess. And we could not act on a guess. Too many Vietnamese would get upset if we were wrong and that’s not what we needed. We needed our peasant support.

About this time we heard about bounties on our heads. The communists hated us living in the village, so they did everything they could to motivate the peasants to turn against us. However, a large number of the peasants loved us living with them.

A lot of booby traps were being laid in the hope one of us would step on one. The communists also wanted to inflict terror in the peasants working their fields and rice patties. One afternoon, a water buffalo with a young teenage girl riding on its back, stepped on a large booby trap, instantly killing the both of them. I remember it clearly because a number of peasants were rushing from the fields to our village’s market place with large chucks of water buffalo meat.

Things got bad, anyone could be working for the communists. The pressure on us never let up.

During the daylight hours the communist movement outside our village became more and more brazen. One day on patrol in July 1970, when the temperature was over 100 degrees, our new sergeant wanted to go after a few Vietnamese that he saw with his field glasses. He witnessed them entering a known terrorist jungle stronghold, which was an area restricted to our village peasants. That area of our responsibility was what was called "A Free Fire Zone." A month earlier, it was the same area where our whole CAP Team, a 5th Marines Company of 150 Marines and 2 tanks got pinned down. (I wasn’t the smartest Marine, but I knew what we were about to get ourselves into.)

Since originally it was only going to be a short patrol, we each only took one canteen of water. (It was a major mistake we learned, as the long day taught us well.)

Our sergeant called it a perfect artillery mission, supplied by the Fifth Marines at An Hoa on an entrance to the communist jungle stronghold. (It also wasn’t the last time we would use their expert mortarmen that day.)

Immediately following two missions of 10 rounds of high explosive rounds each, our CAP patrol of five Marines (dispersed with six PF militiamen) headed out through about 600 meters of open rice patties (much of them dried-up) towards the enemy sanctuary. At times, the rice patty dike that lay before us was only a little over a foot wide on top.

It wasn’t too long before five of the six PFs started panicking. "Beacoup VC, Beacoup VC" was their answer. At a small knoll they completely stopped. We were scared too, but we had to go on. We were doing our job as Marines. We left the five PFs on the knoll and continued.

After the sergeant ordered me to put some high explosive grenades into the jungle face, the five Marines and one PF militiaman entered the heavy jungle.

Once inside we spread out and found food stashes, thatch huts, earthen bunkers, documents, and maps of our village and the makings of a booby trap factory. I started taking pictures with my Instamatic Camera. We were all excited.

Suddenly, the Vietnamese communists hit from what seemed like every direction, yet we couldn’t see one. Our sergeant called in mortars on what we all thought was a concentration of enemy fire. Although the Willie Peter round hit perfectly, the mortar’s base plate must have shafted because the ten high explosive rounds impacted towards us. The last round exploded a short distance in front of us, covering Marines with dirt.

For two hours we fought back in that intense heat, hoping our fire was hitting them. During which time, our sergeant called in air support and helicopter gunships.

CAP Team 2-9-1, the CAP Unit on the other side of the large combat base at

An Hoa, rushed to our aid, only to get pinned down themselves before they could enter the Viet Cong jungle stronghold. We started wondering how long we could keep it going. We were running low on ammunition.

The remaining five Marines from our CAP Team arrived from our village along with a few PFs that they persuaded to come along. Once CAP 2-9-1 was able to reach us, our sergeant continued to call in mortar, helicopter and air support. With the Marines spreading out into a better defensive position, the communists broke contact.

George Dros and I, being our team’s demolitionmen, destroyed what we could with the plastic explosive C-4. Everything of intelligence importance, which was much, our team carried off.

Out of fear of an ambush, our sergeant didn’t want to return to the village using the same route as we came, so he set up security and we crossed a neck high stream. The muddy water destroyed the film in my camera that I was carrying in my bag of grenades.

Once all the Americans and PF militiamen reached the other side, CAP 2-9-1 left to return to their own village. Not long after, my CAP 2-9-2 stopped on a small knoll for some much-needed rest. The five Marines from our original patrol were without water for hours. We were frying under our helmets and flak jackets, especially our brains. Three of the original Marines went off to fill up canteens. The bad thing, they did was to not take any weapons; an M-60 machinegun and two M-16 automatic rifles.

After about ten minutes of resting, our sergeant jumped up saying he wanted to get back to our undefended village and that he had to get the intelligence documents up to our CAP Company’s captain. I informed him about the three, weaponless Marines and I volunteered to stay and wait for their return.

After waiting and worrying for about twenty minutes on the open knoll alone with the weapons, I heard the three laughing Americans as they returned with full canteens. They were out in the open when the communists opened up on them with automatic fire and rocket propelled grenades (RPG).

Immediately, I returned fire, switching from the M-60 machinegun, to an M-16 on automatic and my grenade launcher. All I could think about was getting my three friends back to their weapons. I had no time to be scared. I wanted to draw the enemy fire towards me in the hope that my friends could make their way to the knoll. (My buddy since training, George Dros was one of them.)

Since the new attack started, the three Marines drove into the rice patty that separated us. Lying flat, they started moving by grabbing on the young rice plants and pulling themselves forward.

Although the enemy’s rocket propelled grenades were hitting short of me, many of their bullets hit around my position or buzzed by my head. (Remembering the sound of the passing bullets is still vivid and clear.) In what seemed like hours, (but was probably close to fifteen minutes) a few of the Marines, who left with the sergeant, returned and added some much needed covering fire.   The first Marine back was DANIEL F. GALLAGHER .  Immmediately, he dropped next to me and starting firing the M-60 Machinegun.   He was soon followed by two other Marines.  One by one the three Marines pinned down in the rice patty before me reached their weapons and opened up. It wasn’t long before the communists pulled away.

That day, although, the CAP Team fought for hours, there was not even a single casualty. Also that day the communists did not attack either the village belonging to CAP 2-9-1 or CAP 2-9-2. The intelligence that was gathered during the operation laid the foundation for a major assault on the communist jungle stronghold a week later.

Some Of The Vietnamese Boys Who Hung Out With Us.
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They did odd jobs, ran errands and interpretted for us.

One night on an ambush outside our village mortar rounds and rifle fire started to rain down on our positions. Some PF Militiamen, who were clustered in the middle of our perimeter, panicked and started opening fire from where they laid. Most of the Americans could not pick up their heads. Even the PFs rounds were hitting all around us. Minutes seemed like an eternity. I felt that at any second a round was going to hit me in my side. We were helpless. Finally, two Marines crawled into the perimeter and started hitting the P Fs with their rifle butts.

On two separate days, three peasant friends of ours were killed while they worked in their rice patties. Their children witnessed it. The Viet Cong were trying to instill more and more fear into the people, hoping they would lose trust in us to defend them.

About two weeks later, two peasant women notified our CAP patrol that a group of Viet Cong were setting up an ambush a few hundred meters from our village. Our sergeant called in another one of his accurate air strikes on the communist position. Once the jets were finished, we went out and found about four wounded Viet Cong. Also a 500 pound bomb that did not explode during the strikes. Since my buddy George and I were the on-the-job trained demolitionmen it was our responsibility to dispose of the unexploded bomb.

Once the helicopters took the wounded communists to Da Nang, George and I went to work with our C-4 plastic explosives. We were both scared. This was by far the biggest dud we had ever blown. You could have cut the intensity with a knife. We thought it might blow anytime. We laid two sticks of C-4 plastic explosive on it, lit the fuse and ran to a knoll. After we waited past the two-minute fuse time with no explosion, we started walking slowly back to the bomb. Suddenly, it exploded. We jumped to the ground. When we started walking back we were laughing nervously. It seemed like a joke. We almost blew ourselves up

Suddenly, my foot went through the ground. I took another step and looked back at a booby-trapped M-60 mortar round. I could not believe it. I was in a state of shock. I called to George and pointed. When we blew the M-60 canister in place, the booby trap left a huge hole. If the booby trap had gone off by me stepping on it, the device would have probably killed the both of us.

We didn’t know whom to trust. Again, we heard that kids were being paid to plant booby traps to kill us. We were always reminded about the bounties on each of our heads. Everyone was concerned.

Over the next few days, the Marine sergeant got our captain to call a meeting with the Vietnamese district leaders and the village elders to go over why the CAP was getting ambushed and why so many of our peasant friends were getting killed. We (Americans) discussed the recent events amongst us and we felt that too many things were happening under the noses of our P F Militiamen. They lived in the village and should know a great deal more. Since their sergeant knew in advance all the CAP’s movements, we decided to set up some kind of trap for him. Our captain and sergeant worked the details.

Two days later, all the P Fs along with some peasants were taken from the village. The next day we had a new P F platoon that was just as bad. Being a bunch of cowards, they refused to go anywhere. Many times they disappeared as soon as it got dark. Usually, in the morning we would only have half them around once we broke our ambush site. The tension between the Marines and the PFs was very explosive. Even among our so-called allies there were few chances to rest. Rifles were being pulled on both sides. I had one pulled on me as I walked towards a militiaman. I was in such a rage I yelled for him to shoot as I continued walking towards him. Finally, Marines grabbed me and other PFs knocked the rifle from him. I was going to kill him with my bare hands. I had enough PF crap. I had enough of the whole fucking war.

There was never a let up. We had no one to turn to but each other. Even the people back home were against us, our allies, and at times it seemed even our own superiors. We became very close with each other (like brothers).

It was around this time that I received pictures from a friend showing my hometown’s Vietnam Veteran Memorial getting desecrated with red paint. I was so proud of that memorial, I though every town had one. Now, this!! Twice this happened in a two-month period. They never caught the scum that had done it. They attacked at night when no one was around. Just like the terrorists and cowards we were fighting. (The memorial was dedicated May 1968. My hometown’s Vietnam Memorial was one of the first in America).

It was also around this time that I heard about the Kent State deaths. This was all tearing me apart. I was exhausted from all the intelligence reports about us getting wiped out. I was tired of seeing friends get hurt. All for nothing. No one really cared!! They hated us back home and people were trying to kill us here. Why were we fighting?? Everything sucked!! The fear of dying for nothing…is the ugliest fear of all. I hated the people back home more than the communists who were trying to kill us. I wanted to be left alone.

It wasn’t long before we got another PF militia platoon. All together, we had three different ones in the village of Phu Da.

Rumors of the 5th Marines pulling out of An Hoa started flying around all the peasants. Soon the rumors of the CAP leaving Phu Da added to it. Many peasants stopped talking to us. Some didn’t even look at us. Even some of our civic action programs within the village were turned away. We all felt our problems were just beginning, needing the peasant support and now it was drying up. They no longer trusted us.

One night, a twelve-year-old boy threw a grenade into the CAP unit as we clustered around ready to move out. Four Marines and about six P Fs were wounded and our Vietnamese scout was killed instantly. The grenade landed between his legs. There wasn’t much left of him. He was a good friend.

Again, we only had five Americans living in the village, and this was the worst time. As usual, the reports of being wiped out became stronger. The communists made sure we always got them. They wanted us on edge.

Some of the older children would bring in dud rounds for rewards. This was done in order to prevent the Viet Cong from getting the explosives to booby traps. Since this was almost everyday, George and I were always working as demo men. Fuse problems were common. A number of times, they almost got us killed.

Finally, official word came down that we were being pulled out of Phu Da in a month. Since the 5th Marines were pulling out of their nearby An Hoa Combat Base, it was decided that there were too many communists in the valley and surrounding mountains for the two CAPs to handle. We were already having trouble with the 5th Marines still there. Some of the boys were to be sent home while the newer boys were assigned to other villages out of the valley. George and I were two of them. We were looking forward to it. We were assigned to 2nd Company, a couple of miles west of Dai Loc. A fairly secure village, so we were told.

By this time I felt completely exhausted, frustrated, betrayed, and cheated. So alone. This was not the way I thought wars should be fought. I didn’t have any answers how one should be experienced. I felt very confused. And at times depressed and scared. Were we going to get wiped out before the pullout??

This Family Was Very Close To The Americans
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Once the peasants heard we had a date to leave they turned very cold toward us. We lost most of our friends and it wasn’t even our fault. They were sure the communists would move into the village as soon as we left. They had no faith in their militia platoon. Some peasants even started helping the Viet Cong; they wanting to get on their good side before it was too late. We received orders from our captain to watch out for more terrorist attacks and booby traps.

The CAP started taking longer patrols in and outside our resettlement village. Our night ambushes were 100% watch all night long. We did our sleeping whenever we could find the time. Sometimes, it was days. Now it felt like a race. Were we going to get pulled out or wiped out??

During a blocking force another Marine and I saw two Viet Cong on a distant knoll watching us. After days of frustration we went after them without telling anyone. Me shooting my grenade launcher, and Fox shooting his M-16 rifle. One of them fell and the other picked him up and dragged him off. By the time we got to their position, they had entered a jungle tree line. Suddenly a Marine came running waving his arms and shouting to us. We found out that our sergeant called in mortars onto the enemy’s position, which we were now standing on. We took off running as fast as we could. Moments later, a Willie Peter round exploded where we had just stood. We kept running. My heart was ready to explode through my chest I was so scared. George, who was the radioman, spotted us out there and cancelled the ten high explosive rounds from going out. Once we got back, our sergeant screamed at us for leaving the line without orders.

Days later, during a long patrol miles from our village, the communists set an ambush and caught us in a crossfire between two jungle tree lines. We were pinned down in an abandoned rice patty bed. The sergeant called in mortars and a helicopter gunship, which drove off one side of the enemy. However, they continued fighting from the other tree line. A few militiamen were wounded and one Marine slightly. Our sergeant had us advance towards the Viet Cong on line, firing as we walked slowly. Most of the militiamen refused to go. The Viet Cong must have thought we were crazy because they broke contact. We called in a helicopter to take out the wounded PFs.

On the way back to our village some of the PFs decided to take a path back to the villages rather then walk along the rice patty dikes. A few of them actually swung their rifles over their shoulders. We told them to get back with us but they only laughed and joked with each other. (I guess they thought the war was over for the day) About a half-hour later, one of the Marines spotted some boys running before the PFs on the path. We tried to warn them that something might be up but again they laughed. We thought they were so fucking stupid. Seconds later there was a loud explosion and a cloud of dust where the militiamen were. What was left of them took off running in all directions, shooting into the trees that lined their path route. When we got there PFs were laying all over the place. Two dead and about three wounded. George and I had to drag the two bodies from the rice patty. We couldn’t believe how stupid they were. How were they ever going to hold the village once we left the valley?

Andy and Ed (back center) with some PF Militiamen
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Ed Passed Away in June 2003. Brave Marine Rest in Peace

With about two weeks left before the pull out our captain came out to talk to us about an intelligence report that was being followed by the 1st Marine division high command in Da Nang. This time it wasn’t about our CAP getting wiped out, it was about the communists planning a major attack on the Fifth Marine Headquarters at An Hoa.

They estimated that there would be around 5,000 enemy troops involved in the attack. Since the base was only tree miles away from our village, we thought we would be called onto the base to fight along side the Fifth Marines. However, we were wrong. The captain told us we had to stay in our village. The main enemy drive was through our village. He wanted us to set up in the best place to give An Hoa a warning and some extra time to get ready. We were pawns in a chess game. After the captain left, we cursed him for not staying with us. Later, our gunny sergeant volunteered to be with us in the village.

Although I was scared, I was also more at ease than other nights. It was strange. I felt there was going to be no more painful thoughts, no more fears. I actually wanted to get it over with. So did some of the other Americans. How could ten Marines fend off thousands?? We knew we didn’t have a chance. We prayed in small groups and read the Bible (we read the Bible on many nights). When it started to get dark my life history went through my mind. I was even wondering about my funeral.

Once we moved to our ambush site I was ready to fight like hell. I knew I was going to die but I wanted to take as many communists with me as I possibly could. I was even fantasizing about it. Dying, and all.

Around 1AM, rockets and mortars hit the village and An Hoa. "Here they come," I thought. We stayed to our positions and waited and waited. My eyes started playing tricks on me. I kept seeing them moving in the darkness. It was the longest night of my 19 years of life.

For whatever reasons the land attack never came. (The damage was done in our minds). An Hoa got a few more rockets. At first light we went to the area where the rockets hit the village and found 15 dead peasants and a number of wounded. We did what we could and helicoptered them out. The next few nights, although there were no reports, I still feared the attack would come at any second.

The Navy Corpsman and a few of the Marines continued medical treatment of the peasants. Although we were leaving, there was still work to do where it was accepted by the peasants. However, every chance we got we would sit in-groups talking about going home. One of the Marines, Robert Pierce, who always kept to himself, picked George and I to talk about his home near Albany, Georgia. He was going home after the pullout and that’s all he talked about. He was so happy he was gong to see his mother and family. He wanted us to visit him when we got back to the States. Every night he talked with a big smile and it was always fun to hear. Every night his stories brought us home with him.

With about five days left, the Captain ordered us to make two long patrols during the daylight hours. He wanted the American Marines to highlight to the communists that we were still determined in protecting the people of our village. He hoped it would prevent the communists from attacking the village. He ordered each patrol to have a checkpoint on one of two knolls that we had nicknamed "Twin Tits." Since they were the highest points in our area, the captain felt the communists would see us. (The same area where I stepped on a booby trap months before. It wouldn’t be long before the communists had the idea to plant fresh booby traps.)

I was scared, but I never told anyone. I couldn’t. I was a Marine and I felt Marines should not get scared. My fears of getting killed by a booby trap started coming back.

For the first two days I led the morning patrols and Robert Pierce, the Marine from near Albany, Georgia, led the afternoon patrols. They were quiet but very hot. Usually everyone was in a bad mood. We were totally exhausted and we all thought these patrols were crazy.

One morning George came back from patrol and went to the marketplace to buy four batteries for his tape player, so we could listen to some music. An old woman, who was probably not from Phu Da, tried to sell the batteries at a high inflated price. Since, we lived in the village for almost six months; we knew what the prices were in the marketplace. George took the batteries, laid them on the ground outside the market area and shot them on the automatic with his M-16 rifle. The crowded market panicked. Although no one was hurt George was told he had to see the captain the next morning for a punishment.

That night I had an intense nightmare that two Marines died while on patrol. During my nightmare my body was trembling and sweating. I was yelling out. Robert Pierce, who had set up with me, woke me up. (I didn’t tell him about my dream.)

After that I couldn’t sleep. Nothing like that feeling ever happened to me before. I never felt a death was going to happen. I feared for death, but this was different. I couldn’t get it out of my mind. It took complete control over me. I guess the anxiety, associated from my stepping on a booby trap, was finally hitting me.

I felt that I had to get out of the morning patrol. Strangely I was not scared about the afternoon patrol, just the morning. I asked Robert Pierce to change patrols with me. I gave Pierce the excuse that I wanted to hear what the captain did with George over the marketplace-battery incident. Although my statement was true the main reason for not taking the patrol was that I was still upset over the nightmare. The dream was too real!

Soon after, the patrol went out. And I prayed.

Robert Pierce
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Donnie Asbury
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(back row center )

Being the only American left in the village, I stayed by the radio the whole time. About an hour into the patrol, my lifelong nightmare started. The radioman on the patrol screamed "Incoming… Incoming. A Marine down!"

I heard an another explosion in the background. I felt like my heart stopped. I asked the radioman for more information. My body started shaking. I was afraid of what was happening out there. I started placing my combat gear on. I had to go. I couldn’t take not being there. I grabbed the radio and ran to the back gate of the village. I left before I had the location of where the patrol was down.

George and the sergeant were on the way back to the village by jeep when the first radio transmission came. The sergeant radioed me to stop once I reached the back gate of the village.

As I waited for George and the sergeant to reach me, the patrol’s radioman corrected his initial transmission by saying the two explosions were from booby traps two Marines were down and the patrol’s position was on one of the knolls of Twin Tits. The nightmare was just getting worse. I wanted to go out to the patrol, but the sergeant continued to order me to stay where I was. (I think I was having a panic attack. I was afraid that the sergeant would notice something in me. I felt like a coward.) I damned God for allowing this to happen after all my prayers.

I felt so alone. I was a coward and someone got hurt because of it.

Donnie Asbury stepped on the first booby trap. After he stepped on the Bouncing Betty, Donnie’s M-79 grenade launcher fired and caused the second explosion. Disregarding his own safety, Robert Pierce ran to Donnie’s aid, triggering another Bouncing Betty.

Donnie Asbury died moments after tripping the mine. Robert Pierce was still alive, but he had lost large parts of both legs. Our U.S. Navy Corpsman worked feverously to keep Robert from falling into shock from his heavy loss of blood.

The sergeant had George and I set the PF militiamen into security around the base of the knoll. I begged the sergeant to let me see Robert Pierce. He said that he needed me more on security. All I could think about was the nights Pierce, George and I would sit talking about going home. Robert was so excited to see his mother in a few days again.

Over and over again, I begged God to let Robert live. I even begged God to take my life instead.

After about an hour and a half, a helicopter finally came the 20 miles from Da Nang. Within two minutes the helicopter was back on its way to Da Nang with Robert and Donnie. Once they were gone I ran up the knoll to the corpsman to ask him about Robert.

The corpsman said that Robert was alive, but he was in shock from a heavy loss of blood. He also said that Robert was asking for his mother, saying, "She thought I would be home next week." He kept asking about his legs and if he was going to die. He also said that he loved all the Marines on the CAP Team.

About two hours later, back in the village, I was on security with George. We were promising to visit Pierce when we got home. That’s all we kept talking about. While we were still there, word came over the radio that Pierce had died on the way to the Da Nang hospital. An U.S. Army doctor on the helicopter did all he could for him.

(I can’t put it in words how I felt.) I cried along with George. He cried for his reasons and I cried for mine. (I kept thinking about his mother.) Pierce died when I should have. Everything sucked! I felt that even God let me down a second time. Robert Pierce only had three more days of combat left.

The captain pulled us out of the village in two days. At our Duc Duc Company Headquarters we had a memorial for Pierce and Asbury then got drunk for two days. That’s when we went our separate ways. George and I went to our new village

CAP 2-2-2 and I was never the same. So much of me died on that knoll. About three weeks later I developed cramps and what was nicknamed the Hershey Squirts. I was hospitalized for them two months after Pierce’s and Asbury’s deaths and then again two months later. I was later diagnosed with Irritable Bowel.

During my stay in the new village combat was light. A month into our stay in the village, I lead a patrol where a new guy (Marine) stepped on a booby trap. Only a few times did we get reports of being wiped out. We got hit with two major floods. One of the floods was caused by a typhoon that almost caused the CAP Team and PFs to drown, crash in a helicopter, and me almost getting bit by a poisonous snake. (The bamboo viper two step. Nicknamed that because after you got bit you lived for two-steps.)

In Febrary 1971 when I returned home, besides the lame questions of how many babies did I have to kill and how many villages did I help burn down, I had a little incident on a NYC bus.  Wearing my Marine uniform with my ribbons from Vietnam (including my Purple Heart), the bus driver said that I could get on the bus for free, but I had to sit in the back of the bus.  He didn't want me to cause any trouble.

I never had anyone spit on me upon my return from Vietnam.  However,  my hometown of Rosedale, Queens had its Vietnam Veteran Memorial attacked by Anti-War Protesters.  In May 1970, while serving in my peasant-farming village of Phu Da/Duc Duc, I received copies of the below pictures
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The Rosedale Vietnam Veteran Memorial was dedicated on
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The Memorial Was Attacked By Anti-War Protestors

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The Paint Hit The Names Of The War Dead

 

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LEARN  WHAT  HAPPENED  TO  THE  DUC DUC  (PHU DA)  REFUGEE  VILLAGE.

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TERRORISTS TURN 2,000 HOME VILLAGE INTO AN ASHTRAY

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"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"
John Kerry  April 22, 1971
-   At the time of his statements before the United States Congress, television news reporters and cameras, and Vietnamese Communist Negotiators in Paris, France, John Kerry was still in the United States Navy.
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Government corruption, which is quite obvious in this case, is the vilest form of governmental abuse of power. As a retired police officer, this case violates every tenet that I placed my life on the line for every day for in order to uphold our constitution. Shame on New Jersey. Your state's reputation precedes you, and this case confirms why.
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"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation."
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Jack (Sussex, NJ) and George Dros (Cooperstown, NY) are sitting at a table in a Duc Duc Refugee Village peasant hut, near the village's market place.   The two, young United States Marines are members of CAP Team 2-9-2.  (CAP Teams were composed of about 8 to 13 Americans, who lived and served 24/7 in Vietnamese peasant-farming villages.    The Duc Duc Refugee Village was composed of about 2,000 homes.)
In the above picture, Jack's and George's eyes were shut, because of complete exhaustion.  It was July 1970.  At the time this picture was taken, the Americans in Duc Duc were not sure whether the CAP Unit would be pulled out of the village or whether it would be wiped out.  We were experiencing heavy combat.  Intelligence reports were coming in daily that the Communists wanted to punish the village while the Americans were still there.
 
      By wiping out CAP 2-9-2, the terrorists hoped to leave an example to other CAP Villages.  With alerts at the highest level, night ambush responsibilities were 100% watch throughout the night.  With two long patrols a day going outside the village, it didn't leave much time for the eight or so Americans to sleep. 
 
     Around the day this picture was taken, an intelligence report came in from the 1st Marine Division Headquarters in Da Nang that the high Communist Command wanted to speed up President Nixon's troop pullout from Vietnam.  They wanted to embarrass the Americans on a wide-scale and influence the American People into pressuring a faster troop pullout.  Their plan called for wiping out the Fifth Marines at An Hoa.  It was going to involve thousands of Communist Forces.  The Village of Duc Duc was on the large Marine Base's perimeter and was said to be the main route for the Communist attack.  Our orders that night in July 1970 was to set up in the most well protected position.  Our Cap Unit was expected to try and hold off the Communist drive off as long as possible.  We were expected to serve as a warning or trip wire (Queens Gambit) for the Fifth Marines.
 
Months after Jack and George pulled out of the village of Duc Duc, the Vietnamese communists punished the peasant village by burning it to the ground.  Hundreds of civilian men, women and children were killed, wounded and reported missing.  Two thousands homes were reduced to ashes.   The blaze could be seen from twenty-five (25) miles away in Da Nang.   It was the light of the blaze that guided United States Marines helicopters to the scene.
 
 
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The boy with Jack is the Marine's village boy.  These village boys would run errands, cook C-Rations, clean up-after, massage tense muscles and serve as interpreters for the Marines.  Usually, each Marine had their own boy to help him around the village. 
 
Many times, adult peasants of Duc Duc would supply these boys with intelligence information of planned terrorist attacks on the village.   Supplying these intelligence reports on terrorist movements and plans may have been the reason why the Duc Duc Refugee Village was later burned to ashes.  
 
A month after the above picture was taken, the boy lost both of his parents in a terrorist rocket attack on their area of the Duc Duc Refugee Village.   After his parents were killed, the boy moved to a relative's home closer to the City of Da Nang;  which in the long run saved his life the night of the Duc Duc Massacre.

JULY 17,  1970
 

      On what was going to turn out to be my hottest day in Vietnam, we had asked our (new to the village) sergeant for just a short, daily patrol.   Although it was still morning, we had already completed a number of our daily assignments around the village and the temperature was already scorching.   As usual, our Navy Corpsman already had treated a long line of peasants and my buddy, George Dros and I (our unit’s demolitionmen) had already setoff a couple of controlled explosions of dud high explosive rounds that the local children collected.  The loyal children received payments based on the size of their dud round.

      The CAP 2-9-2 patrol of five Marines and six Vietnamese Popular Forces (PFs) Militiamen left Phu Da with full gear.   Sergeant Donald Eifford led the patrol down a small, dusty path between two tall cornfields.   I was the M-79 Grenadier and a Lance Corporal.   When we exited the cornfields, Sergeant Eifford took out his field glasses and spotted three figures entering a known Viet Cong frequented treeline.     The treeline was once the site of a peasant village.  

      Since no villagers were allowed that far from Phu Da, it was safe to believe that the three figures entering the treeline were Communists.   Sergeant Eifford radioed for mortars on the jungle treeline from the Fifth Marines Headquarters at An Hoa.   (Only a month before, CAP 2-9-2, two tanks and a company of about 130 Marine Grunts from the Fifth Marines worked the same area.  Even with all those Marines and supporting equipment, the treeline was a bad neighborhood to say the least.)

        Using Eifford’s map grid coordinates, the Marine mortars from An Hoa were very accurate.   (He was excellent at calling in support for us.)   Our sergeant decided for the eleven-man patrol to go after the Communists.

        About a mile into the thin, open rice patty dikes, fear triggered five of our six Village Militiamen to refuse to go any farther toward the mile long piece of jungle.   Even though we tried to influence their decision, the militiamen refused.  They were terrified.   To be honest, having experienced combat there myself, I was a little worried.   Without the other PFs, there would be only six of us in the thick treeline.

      Like I already mentioned, the last time we dealt with the Communists in the same piece of jungle, we had about 130 men and 2 tanks.   In spite of all the men and equipment, we still had to call in F-4 Phantom fighter jets for a couple of bombing runs.

 

     The lone Vietnamese militiaman, who agreed to go along with us, was walking point (first) anyway.  He had to pass through five Marines on the less than two-foot wide rice patty dike in order to leave with his buddies.

     As the CAP 2-9-2 patrol came close to the treeline that only minutes earlier three Communists entered, the sergeant ordered me to walk point (first) and slam the face of the treeline with M-79 Grenade Rounds.   Immediately, I moved up in line and started firing.   About a hundred yards outside the large treeline, we had to stop.  My grenade launcher jammed from a BeeHive (shotgun-like) round casing.    I cleared my weapon and reloaded with just high explosive rounds.   

       (In the Command Chronology for CAP 2-9-2 for July 17, 1970, it was documented that I shot a total of 22  M-79 High Explosive (HE) rounds that entire day.   Although I picked my targets well, I thought that I shot much more than 22 high explosive rounds.   It was a long day under the hot sun.)

 

      Once we entered the jungle, we immediately spread out into two-man teams and found Communist huts, bunkers, and trenches and stored food supplies.   My buddy

L/Cpl. George Dros did some extra searching under some heavy jungle canopy.   Inside a large hut that George found was Communist military documents and the equipment for making booby traps.   In another hut, we found freshly cooked rice still warm in four bowls.  

      We were elated that we chased off the Communists.   I took my handy Kodak Instamatic Camera from my field jacket and started taking pictures.  A couple of the guys even posed.

      This feeling of satisfaction lasted only a few minutes.   Suddenly, we were hit from what seemed like every direction.    The Communist fire was extremely intense.

      Immediately, Sergeant Eifford radioed for mortars from the An Hoa Fifth Marine Base.   The Willie Peter placing round was right on target.   However, probably because of the shifting of the M-81 mortar’s tri-pod, the ten M-81 high explosive rounds walked directly towards where we were pinned down.   We thought that our own mortars would kill us.   I didn’t know what to do.  The thought of moving to my right or left was out of the question.  The Communist fire was too furious.  The last round exploded only about 20 yards in front of us.   

      After calling in the mortars, our sergeant called in helicopter and fixed-wing air strikes.    During one of the initial passes over the trees, the fixed-wing pilot spotted a cluster of huts deep in the treeline.  He concentrated his ordinance and succeeded in triggering some secondary explosions.

 

      During all the action, the rest of the Marines from CAP 2-9-2 and a few Vietnamese PF militiamen arrived from Phu Da.   Meanwhile, CAP 2-9-1 from the other side of the

An Hoa Marine Base rushed to our aid, but they got pinned down just outside the treeline that the six of us were surrounded in. 

     For a number of hours, we had to fight off the Communists ourselves.    It was in July and the temperature was said to be over 100 degrees.    (I don’t remember for sure, but the number 110 comes up.   Our Navy Corpsman had his mother send a thermometer just about a week before.   (He was always saying how hot it was.   It became a joke for us.)    Regardless, whether it was 100 or 110 degrees, it was extremely hot.   Water ran

out early.

     Once CAP 2-9-1 arrived, the Communists broke contact with us.   As the CAP’s demolitionmen, George Dros and I blew as much as we could with our C4 plastic explosives.   After we ran out of C4, George and I collected some hand grenades and destroyed the remaining Communist belongings and equipment.

     It was very important what route we left the jungle.   We needed to take a route that the enemy would not expect us to take.   Otherwise, the Communists would be setting up an ambush for us.   We set up security then left the treeline together on a route that crossed through a chest high, slow moving stream.   (My camera’s film was destroyed.)  While in the stream, a few guys were a little nervous about the poisonous snakes, especially the deadly Bamboo Viper.  

       Once on the other side of the stream, CAP 2-9-1 left for their own village.  The Americans and the few PF Militiamen of CAP 2-9-2 rested on a small knoll for a couple of minutes.    We were out there under some ugly conditions for many hours and we needed a much-needed rest.   Besides, our water ran out hours before and a few of us were near Heat Exhaustion.   Myself included.       

       Our Navy Corpsman was tired of telling us not to drink the filthy rice patty water.   Since the patties were the universal toilets for their peasant caretakers as well as water buffaloes and the watery grave of many insects, the Corpsman didn’t appreciate us drinking the filth through our closed teeth and then wiping our teeth clean.   (We didn’t bring our toothbrushes.)   Our sweat-soaked, camouflaged utilities were our tooth implement of necessity.

 

       Three of my buddies went to search for some desperately needed clean water.

           (The problem was the three Marines went without their weapons. I’d

            say the intense heat; the day’s activities and lack of water were getting

            to them.)

         After only a few minutes of rest, our sergeant jumped up.   He was in a hurry to get back to Phu Da for fear that the Communists might attack the unprotected village.   (One of the Vietnamese Militiamen might have read one of the Communist documents that George Dros found in the makeshift booby trap factory.)

        I told the sergeant that the three men went for water without their weapons.   I volunteered to stay.    All I cared about was that my friends were out there with no weapons.

      The Communists must have followed us.   About fifteen minutes later, as my three, joyful, wet-buddies were returning with the much needed water, the Communists attacked with rifle fire and small explosive weapons.   For protection, each of my buddies drove into a large, rice patty filled with water.  It was about a hundred yards wide and it separated us.

      For the next fifteen to twenty minutes, I fought alone in the open to draw the Communists' fire,  so that my buddies would survive or not be captured.  The sounds of the zinging bullets and bombs were constant.     

                         Thank God, those Viet Cong Terrorists were bad shots.

 

       In order to give the impression that there were more Marines on the knoll than just me, I switched between my M-79 Grenade Launcher to my buddies' M-16 Rifles and a

M-60 Machinegun.  However, I'm sure it didn't take long before the Viet Cong Terrorists realized I was the only American on the small knoll in the middle of the open rice patties.   If they killed me, the V.C. Terrorists could just walk up to my buddies and do what they wanted to them.

                                 (The Communist fire was pretty fierce.)

       I was no different than any other American in the Combined Action Program.   The thought of leaving my Cap Brothers did not even enter my mind.   At the time, we only had about eight Americans living in Phu Da.    I loved them.    One of my buddies pinned down before me in the rice patty was even married and had children.  Some of George Dros' comments are below.

 

      You could say that back then; I felt my buddies were all I had.    Due to a number of different circumstances, we felt very alone.   Even, many American people back home were against us fighting the Communists.  In June 1970, during a military sweep just outside our village, we found thousands of American Dollars that were donated to the Communist Terrorists by an American College student group at Berkeley University.   The donated money may have been used for the bounties on our heads. 

       I served in Phu Da during the student shootings at Kent State University.

 

       I was also in Phu Da when my hometown of Rosedale, Queens had its Vietnam Veteran Memorial attacked twice by tar and paint during 1970.     (It's the first Vietnam Veteran Memorial in all of America.)

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         Back at the knoll, a couple of the Marines who left with my sergeant returned to help but it took them some time walking along the thin rice patty dikes.   For all they knew, they were walking into an ambush themselves.    Our sergeant led the rest of the CAP 2-9-2 Americans and Vietnamese PFs back to protect Phu Da from a possible Communist attack.

       Daniel Gallerger was the first Marine to arrive to help me.   He came into the firefight shooting his weapon and laid down right next to me.   Daniel’s on The Wall in

Washington DC for something that happened months later.   He was a good Marine.

      In the end, everyone was saved and my sergeant received a well-deserved medal for his actions.   It was a miracle that no Americans were hurt that entire day.

      On July 22, 1970, CAP 2-9-2 returned to the jungle treeline with three infantry companies (C, E, and F) of the Fifth Marines, tanks and CAP 2-9-1.

 

     My buddy George Dros (one of the guys I saved) wrote his parents about the episode and they wrote and thanked my parents.   I felt great.

       To this day, George and I are extremely close and we both live up here in the beautiful, hilly farmland of Sussex County, New Jersey.    However, we don't really talk much about the war portion of serving in Phu Da, Vietnam.   To this day, it's still extremely hard to talk about the ugliness of war.     Instead, we talk a lot about our American Buddies as well as our Vietnamese Friends and the many Vietnamese Parents and Vietnamese Grandparents who adopted us into their families.

 

 

ACTUAL  UNIT  REPORT  FOR  JULY 17, 1970

17 July 70

A PF member of a CAP 2-9-2 patrol accidentally detonated an unknown type booby trap rigged with an unknown type firing device alerting an enemy ambush at AT 872500, 2.5 km N of Duc Duc District Headquarters. The patrol received SAF and returned fire with organic weapons fire, 22 M-79 HE rds,

 

2 M-72 LAAW rds, and called a helicopter gunship fire mission on the enemy. The enemy fled in an unknown direction. One PF was WIA by the exploding SFD. The PF was rendered first aid and medevaced by helicopter. A sweep of the area was nonproductive. RESULTS: 1 PF WIA(E).

George Dros' Comments about the above action.

Some time in July 1970, we went on a (daily) patrol that took us farther into enemy territory than ever before. The temperature this day was in excess of 100 .  With only three (3) other Marines and 1 Chou Hoi, we confiscated a large cache of Vietnamese communist terrorists (V.C) explosives, detonators, documents and battle plans for upcoming engagements.    (This most probably was a small terrorist bobby-trap factory.)

 

After neutralizing their base camp, we were hit by Viet Cong terrorists’ rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small arms fire, pinning us down for over an hour.   We called for artillery from the Marine Cops’ 5th Marines Combat base at An Hoa and a react team from our brother CAP team 2-9-1.   Return artillery fire was immediate.  

      It took CAP 2-9-1 a while to reach us, because as they neared the tree line that we were pinned down in, they were also fired upon.

 

After about three hours, the V.C. broke contact and both CAP teams started back to their respective villages. We had to cross a chest deep river, carrying our weapons over our heads, but at least we were in our own back yard. We stopped on a small knoll for much needed water, since we had run out of water hours before, because of the intense heat and sun.  Two Marines and I filled everyone’s canteens while Jack and the rest of the patrol stood cover.

 

Returning from the well, I saw Jack standing cover by himself, as Sgt. Eiford thought the village might be hit and took the rest of the unit back with him in case of enemy contact.  As we made our way to the knoll that Jack was on, we took heavy fire from our right, pinning us down behind a small rice paddy dike.  Jack then exposed himself to enemy fire to try and keep the V.C. away from us, switching from his own M79 grenade launcher, to my M-16 rifle and one of the Marines’ M-60 machine gun.  Jack kept the V.C. off balance long enough for us to pull ourselves along by the rice stalks until reaching him.  The V.C. broke contact, probably fearing an artillery attack.

 

This was Jack, always caring and making sure the people he loved were safe and protected from harm. Jack’s code in life has always been the same: passion for his family, his country and the Corps. I will always be thankful for being a part of Jack’s family.

 

  What is Jack Cunningham doing today instead of battling terrorists in the Duc Duc Refugee Village?  
 
Jack is battling the State of New Jersey for his Due Process in his right to charge Legal Malpratice against a corrupt New Jersey Attorney Ethics Vice-Chairman Robert Correale.  It's been over a nine year battle so far for Jack, but he has some corrupt New Jersey politicians and officials ducking for cover.
 
 
 
 
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UPDATE:    We saved the Marine Corps Rememberance Memorial in Pearl Harbor From The National Park Service.

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From:    Colonel John R. Bates USMC (ret)     jrbatesusmc@aol.com
 
UPDATE:   A couple of years ago, I was the Operations Officer for the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, on the waterfront between the USS ARIZONA and the USS BOWFIN. The Commandant of the Marine Corps was the featured speaker at the dedication of the USS ARIZONA Marine Remembrance, 10 November 2006. The National Park Service, which administers the USS ARIZONA Memorial is renovating all of Halawa Landing, the site of the Marine Remembrance. The Regional Director of the Natl Park Service Western Region, Jon Jarvis, stated on the local TV news that the Marine Remembrance would be removed. I challenged him on that statement and convinced him that would not happen without a fight. I passed the word to (disabled vet and webmaster) Jack Cunningham (Americans Working Together), who in turn asked his readership to email Jarvis that the entire USMC would make every effort to have him relieved of his duties if he moved that monument. I was copied on many of the emails to him from Marines, their friends and their families that it nearly fried my computer. And...it worked. In order to save his job, Jarvis backed down. The Remembrance now belongs to the USMC and has its' rightful place in direct view of the USS ARIZONA.

 

COLONEL JOHN BATES

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Now, Jack Cunningham, who helped us save the Marine Remembrance in Pearl Harbor, can use our help himself, as he fights for his due process against a corrupt law firm and state officials who are protecting them.
 

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Proud Vietnam Vet, Proud Tea Party Patriot, Webmaster Jack Cunningham

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A state Supreme Court attorney ethics Vice-Chairman Robert Correale misuses his high level government and court office to Cover-Up and block ethics violations and legal malpractice charges against his own law firm, Maynard & Truland.  After eight years, the Cover-Up leads all the way up to the Governor's Office, the Attorney General's Office, the state's Supreme Court and Superior Court.
Disabled Vietnam vet, Jack Cunningham's ethic complaints start with Robert Correale's and his law firm's gross negligence, over-charging per hour, false billing, lack of communications, coming to court unprepared and open perjury to the New Jersey Supreme Court and Superior Court systems.   (Evidence are Maynard & Truland's own contact, invoices, court-filed letters, court-filed documents and court-filed sworn statements, NJ Supreme Court attorney certifications, etc.)
 
Thanks to some dedicated, honest State Legislators, Jack Cunningham is no longer in this battle alone.   Please read the below letters. 
 
It's going to another level.  It's proof that in America, the little guy can win, if he or she does not give up...

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State Senator Steven Oroho's office has already completed a preliminary investigation.
 
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New Jersey State Senator Oroho's office has received enough calls. I can't thank you enough.

Please direct your calls to Gov Chris Christie at: 609-292-6000. It's time "new", Governor Chris Christie asks for a formal investigation of the Cover-up.
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What we do know about Obama is that, since his teen years, he has been mentored by, gravitated toward, and surrounded by the most dangerous sort of America-hating socialists, communists, and Marxists… from Frank Marshall Davis and Saul Alinsky to Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, George Soros, and countless radical left college professors.
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Today, just like webmaster, disabled vet Jack Cunningham can not surrender to a bunch of corrupt lawyers and corrupt government officials, who have been protecting them for eight years, Jack could not surrender, when he served (24/7) in the Duc Duc Refugee village; with eight other U.S. Marines.    
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"I'm looking forward to the day that the federal government makes it a crime to harass the PTSD disabled;  on the same criminal level as Sexual Harassment and the harassment of any physical disability.
The 300,000 'new' PTSD veterans deserve at least this much..."
Jack Cunningham, Proud American, Proud Vietnam Veteran, Disabled PTSD Vet
 
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Our non-profit webpages received 6,200,684 hits for 2007.   Thank you very much for your visit.
 
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An Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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Some people's daily mission is to annoy you! Please just ignore them.
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"A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg   
even though he knows 

       you are slightly cracked." 

 
TO  ALL  MY ' NUTTY'  FRIENDS
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The below picture is worth 10,000 words...!   GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY.   Please press the link below the picture to see a larger copy and the story behind it.
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In Vietnam, Webmaster Jack Cunningham served (24/7) in a Vietnamese peasant-farming village.   At times, there were only four (4) Americans in a village of 2,000 homes.
Jack is holding his M-79 grenade launcher.   The weapon was nicknamed "The Blooper" because of the sound the weapon made, when it released a round.
 
 
GOD BLESS AMERICA
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CAP Badge
 
Parris Island, Marine Corps Boot Camp   1969
18 Years of Age
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Jack Cunningham and his wife, Joan

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A real David vs. Goliath story.
Serving as a  PRO SE, Superior Court plaintiff,  a PTSD disabled veteran convinced Honorable Judge Ronald Graves that a high level Supreme Court Official and his law firm committed Legal Malpractice.   Over the objection of this high level Supreme Court official, Judge Graves determined that the disabled vet's charges and evidence "warrants the Law Division for damages."     When the disabled veteran asked the court for a transcript of Judge Graves' decision, he was notified by the court clerk that part of the court transcript was (strangely) missing and could not be reproduced."    Read some of the court filed letters by pressing here.   This missing court transcript helped this corrupt, high level Supreme Court official and his corrupt law firm to get away with Legal Malpractices charges and Attorney Ethics charges.    This state courts' COVER-UP is still going on.       PRESS  HERE  FOR  EVIDENCE 
IT'S  ALREADY  BEEN  SEVEN  YEARS  OF  BATTLE,  BUT  DAVID  IS  NOT  GIVING  UP,  UNTIL GOLIATH  AND  HIS  SUPPORTERS  COME  DOWN  TO  JUSTICE.
 
 
 
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BATTLE SCARS: The photo of the 'Marlboro Man' in Fallujah became a symbol of the Iraq conflict when it ran in newspapers across America in 2004. Now the soldier has returned home to Kentucky,where he battles the demons of post-traumatic stress.
 
 
 
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Above:   He refuses an offer to go home early from his general.
 
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A real David vs. Goliath story.
Serving as a  PRO SE, Superior Court plaintiff,  a PTSD disabled veteran convinced Honorable Judge Ronald Graves that a high level Supreme Court Official and his law firm committed Legal Malpractice.   Over the objection of this high level Supreme Court official, Judge Graves determined that the disabled vet's charges and evidence "warrants the Law Division for damages."     When the disabled veteran asked the court for a transcript of Judge Graves' decision, he was notified by the court clerk that part of the court transcript was (strangely) missing and could not be reproduced."    Read some of the court filed letters by pressing here.   This missing court transcript helped this corrupt, high level Supreme Court official and his corrupt law firm to get away with Legal Malpractices charges and Attorney Ethics charges.    This state courts' COVER-UP is still going on.       PRESS  HERE  FOR  EVIDENCE 
IT'S  ALREADY  BEEN  SEVEN  YEARS  OF  BATTLE,  BUT  DAVID  IS  NOT  GIVING  UP,  UNTIL GOLIATH  AND  HIS  SUPPORTERS  COME  DOWN  TO  JUSTICE.
 
 
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If you think Barack Obama and his mentor Rev. Wright connection is interesting,
please take the time to learn Barack's connection to
DOMESTIC-TERRORIST  BILL  AYERS.
 
 
Ayers, 63, spent 10 years as a fugitive in the 1970s when he was part of the "Weather Underground." They bombed the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol and a string of other government buildings.
 
A book Ayers penned about those years, Fugitive Days, landed him in hot water on Sept. 11, 2001. That morning, the New York Times ran a story about the book in which Ayers said, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."     http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all
 
In the mid-1990s, Ayers and Dohrn hosted a meet-and-greet at their house to introduce Obama to their neighbors during his first run for the Illinois Senate.   
 

 
A real David vs. Goliath story.
Serving as a  PRO SE, Superior Court plaintiff,  a PTSD disabled veteran convinced Honorable Judge Ronald Graves that a high level Supreme Court Official and his law firm committed Legal Malpractice.   Over the objection of this high level Supreme Court official, Judge Graves determined that the disabled vet's charges and evidence "warrants the Law Division for damages."     When the disabled veteran asked the court for a transcript of Judge Graves' decision, he was notified by the court clerk that part of the court transcript was (strangely) missing and could not be reproduced."    Read some of the court filed letters by pressing here.   This missing court transcript helped this corrupt, high level Supreme Court official and his corrupt law firm to get away with Legal Malpractices charges and Attorney Ethics charges.    This state courts' COVER-UP is still going on.       PRESS  HERE  FOR  EVIDENCE 
 
 
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If you think Barack Obama and his mentor Rev. Wright connection is interesting,
please take the time to learn Barack's connection to
DOMESTIC-TERRORIST  BILL  AYERS.
 
 
Ayers, 63, spent 10 years as a fugitive in the 1970s when he was part of the "Weather Underground." They bombed the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol and a string of other government buildings.
 
A book Ayers penned about those years, Fugitive Days, landed him in hot water on Sept. 11, 2001. That morning, the New York Times ran a story about the book in which Ayers said, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."     http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all
 
In the mid-1990s, Ayers and Dohrn hosted a meet-and-greet at their house to introduce Obama to their neighbors during his first run for the Illinois Senate.   
 
 
 
 
CIVIL  LAW,  ETHICS  LAW,  CRIMINAL  LAW  OR  ALL  THREE...
A state Supreme Court ethics official Robert Correale misuses his government and court office to Cover-Up and block ethics violations and legal malpractice charges against his own law firm, Maynard & Truland.  After seven years, the Cover-Up leads all the way up to the Governor's Office, Attorney General's Office and the state's Supreme Court and Superior Court.

 

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A  CRIMINAL  CASE,  ETHICS  CASE,  CIVIL  CASE  OR  ALL  THREE...
 
A high level state Supreme Court attorney ethics official, Robert Correale misuses his government and court office to Cover-Up and block ethics violations and legal malpractice charges against his own law firm, Maynard & Truland.  After seven years, the Cover-Up leads all the way up to the Governor's Office, Attorney General's Office, an United States Senator and the state's Supreme Court and Superior Court.
 
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Then learn below, this Marine's new battle with the State of New Jersey.
 
 
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The corrupt law firm Maynard & Truland was the defendant in the case,
and I was the Plaintiff in the attorney ethics complaint.
 
Instead of the State giving me "reasonable disability accommodations" for my war-service-related PTSD, the State allowed Maynard & Truland's arrogant lawyers to mock my disability in sworn,
State Supreme Court documents.

 
 
 

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The F.B.I. Has Determined That These Charges Deserve An Investigation.
 
After evaluating your information it is determined that you should contact your local  FBI office at Newark, New Jersey.   Request to speak to someone on the “Public Corruption Squad”.
 

 

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Picture of webmaster, Jack Cunningham,  July 1970

19 Years old, Hometown:  Rosedale, Long Island

 
 
~ JULY  1970  WHY DO THESE TWO MARINES LOOK DRUNK... ~
A picture (And news article) of how they both looked in the year 2001 is below.
 
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NEW  JERSEY  HERALD  NEWS  ARTICLE
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Webmaster & Disabled PTSD Vet Jack Cunningham Battles A Corrupt Law Firm And The Powerful State Officials,
 Who Are Protecting Them:
The Veteran's Evidence  - The Law Firm's Own Contact, Invoices, Supreme Court & Superior Court Filed Documents, Statements, Letters, Certifications, etc.

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Desecration of At Least SEVEN Veterans Memorials Around The United States Since May 2007...   Including The WALL in Washington DC.     PRESS  HERE  FOR  DETAILS.

 

HOLLYWOOD NEWS:  Oliver Stone recruits Bruce Willis for My Lai massacre film
 
 
Try to figure out, which house belongs to which politician and celebrity:
George Bush, Jr., Al Gore, John Edwards, John Travolta and Oprah
 
 
Learn about, and become part of the  'WELCOME  HOME'  to all Vietnam Veterans.  Please press this next link for details.
 
 

Famous Quotes of Past World Leaders That Still Fit Today

 
The more men you make free, the more freedom is strengthened,
and the . . . greater is the security of the State.
Frederick Douglas  1864 
Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, statesman, and former

                                                              slave, November 17, 1864
 
Because guerrilla warfare basically derives from the masses and is supported by them, it can neither exist nor flourish if it separates itself from their sympathies and co-operation….The moment that this war of resistance dissociates itself from the masses of the people is the precise moment that it dissociates itself from hope of ultimate victory…

-Mao Tse-Tung

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Adopted Child of American Celebrity
The above child-terrorist picture belongs to a famous American celebrity.   Please press the picture or the next link to read the details about the picture.   http://www.capveterans.com/the_year_2007/id47.html
 
 
 
Democrat Leader SLAMS President George Bush On Iraq, WMDs, Terrorism, Iran, etc.  VIDEO

I have to admit, this is one of the most enlightening videos, I've seen in a long time.   Even if you are not into politics, within just two minutes, you should learn a great deal about the topics of Iraq, WMDs, Terrorism, Iran and etc.

The speech should go on the David Letterman show's   'Great American Speeches.'  

Not for its content, but for its timeliness.

    http://www.capveterans.com/american_history/id17.html

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On March 27, 2007, based on the communication strengths of the internet, an estimated 30,000 patriotic Americans from around the nation, came through an east coast snow and ice storm to stand together at the War Memorials for World War II, the Korea War and the Vietnam War.   These proud American flag-wavers stood, and still stand together in full support of America's men and women in military uniforms around the world.
Read the American Legion Magazine's article about the March 17, 2007 Gathering of Eagles.  (See pictures.)
 
 
WEBMASTER Jack According To His Wife
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WEBMASTER Jack According To His Wife

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Webmaster & Disabled Vet Jack Cunningham Battles A Corrupt Law Firm And The Powerful State Officials, Who Are Protecting Them: The Veteran's Evidence  - The Law Firm's Own Contact, Invoices, Supreme Court & Superior Court Filed Documents, Statements, Letters, Certifications, etc.   Please PRESS  HERE  For Details And Evidence.

 
The following letter was written by Lt. Jason Nichols, a Naval officer who is currently serving in Baghdad. He is also the head of Appeal for Courage, a group of American active duty and reserve service personnel who are appealing to Congress to stay and finish the war.

Senator Reid:

When you say we’ve lost in Iraq, I don’t think you understand the effect of your words. The Iraqis I speak with are the good guys here, fighting to build a stable government. They hear what you say, but they don’t understand it. They don’t know about the political game, they don’t know about a Presidential veto, and they don’t know about party politics.

But they do know that if they help us, they are noticed by terrorists and extremists. They decide to help us if they think we can protect them from those terrorists. They tell us where caches of weapons are hidden. They call and report small groups of men who are strangers to the neighborhood, men that look the same to us, but are obvious to them as a foreign suicide cell.

To be brief, your words are killing us. Your statements make the Iraqis afraid to help us for fear we’ll leave them unprotected in the future. They don’t report a cache, and its weapons blow up my friends in a convoy. They don’t report a foreign fighter, and that fighter sends a mortar onto my base. Your statements are noticed, and they have an effect.

Finally, you are mistaken when you say we are losing. We are winning, I see it every day. However, we will win with fewer casualties if you help us. Will you?

Respectfully,

LT Jason Nichols, USN
MNF-I, Baghdad

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Combat Veteran Battles Corrupt Law Firm: Evidence  - Firm's Own Contact, Invoices, Supreme Count Certifications.
 
 
 
 
WHY  DO  THESE  TWO  YOUNG  MARINES  LOOK  DRUNK?
 

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     Webmaster Jack Cunningham (Sussex, NJ) and George Dros (Cooperstown, NY) are sitting at a table in a Duc Duc Refugee Village peasant hut, near the village's market place.   The two, young United States Marines are members of CAP Team 2-9-2.  (CAP Teams were composed of about 8 to 13 Americans, who lived and served 24/7 in Vietnamese peasant-farming villages.    The Duc Duc Refugee Village was composed of about 2,000 homes.)
 
In the above picture, Jack's and George's eyes were shut, because of complete exhaustion.  It was July 1970.  At the time this picture was taken, the Americans in Duc Duc were not sure whether the CAP Unit would be pulled out of the village or whether it would be wiped out.  We were experiencing heavy combat.  Intelligence reports were coming in daily that the Communists wanted to punish the village while the Americans were still there.
 
      By wiping out CAP 2-9-2, the terrorists hoped to leave an example to other CAP Villages.  With alerts at the highest level, night ambush responsibilities were 100% watch throughout the night.  With two long patrols a day going outside the village, it didn't leave much time for the eight or so Americans to sleep. 
 
     Around the day this picture was taken, an intelligence report came in from the 1st Marine Division Headquarters in Da Nang that the high Communist Command wanted to speed up President Nixon's troop pullout from Vietnam.  They wanted to embarrass the Americans on a wide-scale and influence the American People into pressuring a faster troop pullout.  Their plan called for wiping out the Fifth Marines at An Hoa.  It was going to involve thousands of Communist Forces.  The Village of Duc Duc was on the large Marine Base's perimeter and was said to be the main route for the Communist attack.  Our orders that night in July 1970 was to set up in the most well protected position.  Our Cap Unit was expected to try and hold off the Communist drive off as long as possible.  We were expected to serve as a warning or trip wire (Queens Gambit) for the Fifth Marines.
 
Months after Jack and George pulled out of the village of Duc Duc, the Vietnamese communists punished the peasant village by burning it to the ground.  Hundreds of civilian men, women and children were killed, wounded and reported missing.  Two thousands homes were reduced to ashes.   The blaze could be seen from twenty-five (25) miles away in Da Nang.   It was the light of the blaze that guided United States Marines helicopters to the scene.
 
 
 
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Above is nineteen year old Jack Cunningham with one of the boys from the Duc Duc Refugee Village. 
 
 
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The boy with Jack is the Marine's village boy.  These village boys would run errands, cook C-Rations, clean up-after, massage tense muscles and serve as interpreters for the Marines.  Usually, each Marine had their own boy to help him around the village. 
 
Many times, adult peasants of Duc Duc would supply these boys with intelligence information of planned terrorist attacks on the village.   Supplying these intelligence reports on terrorist movements and plans may have been the reason why the Duc Duc Refugee Village was later burned to ashes.  
 
A month after the above picture was taken, the boy lost both of his parents in a terrorist rocket attack on their area of the Duc Duc Refugee Village.   After his parents were killed, the boy moved to a relative's home closer to the City of Da Nang;  which in the long run saved his life the night of the Duc Duc Massacre.
 
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Former CAP Marine and webmaster Jack Cunningham and his wife, Joan

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New Jersey Governor to Jack Cunningham:   Drop dead?
For over a year now, Governor Jon Corzine refuses to answer Jack's letters.
But the veteran refuses to go away, until he gets answers to his civil rights questions.
Jack in the Duc Duc Refugee Village.  He is holding his M-79 grenade launcher (aka The Blooper) in the below picture.  Behind him is the Song Thu Bon (River), just north of the Fifth Marines Combat Base at An Hoa..
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JULY 17,  1970
 

      On what was going to turn out to be my hottest day in Vietnam, we had asked our (new to the village) sergeant for just a short, daily patrol.   Although it was still morning, we had already completed a number of our daily assignments around the village and the temperature was already scorching.   As usual, our Navy Corpsman already had treated a long line of peasants and my buddy, George Dros and I (our unit’s demolitionmen) had already setoff a couple of controlled explosions of dud high explosive rounds that the local children collected.  The loyal children received payments based on the size of their dud round.

      The CAP 2-9-2 patrol of five Marines and six Vietnamese Popular Forces (PFs) Militiamen left Phu Da with full gear.   Sergeant Donald Eifford led the patrol down a small, dusty path between two tall cornfields.   I was the M-79 Grenadier and a Lance Corporal.   When we exited the cornfields, Sergeant Eifford took out his field glasses and spotted three figures entering a known Viet Cong frequented treeline.     The treeline was once the site of a peasant village.  

      Since no villagers were allowed that far from Phu Da, it was safe to believe that the three figures entering the treeline were Communists.   Sergeant Eifford radioed for mortars on the jungle treeline from the Fifth Marines Headquarters at An Hoa.   (Only a month before, CAP 2-9-2, two tanks and a company of about 130 Marine Grunts from the Fifth Marines worked the same area.  Even with all those Marines and supporting equipment, the treeline was a bad neighborhood to say the least.)

        Using Eifford’s map grid coordinates, the Marine mortars from An Hoa were very accurate.   (He was excellent at calling in support for us.)   Our sergeant decided for the eleven-man patrol to go after the Communists.

        About a mile into the thin, open rice patty dikes, fear triggered five of our six Village Militiamen to refuse to go any farther toward the mile long piece of jungle.   Even though we tried to influence their decision, the militiamen refused.  They were terrified.   To be honest, having experienced combat there myself, I was a little worried.   Without the other PFs, there would be only six of us in the thick treeline.

      Like I already mentioned, the last time we dealt with the Communists in the same piece of jungle, we had about 130 men and 2 tanks.   In spite of all the men and equipment, we still had to call in F-4 Phantom fighter jets for a couple of bombing runs.

 

     The lone Vietnamese militiaman, who agreed to go along with us, was walking point (first) anyway.  He had to pass through five Marines on the less than two-foot wide rice patty dike in order to leave with his buddies.

     As the CAP 2-9-2 patrol came close to the treeline that only minutes earlier three Communists entered, the sergeant ordered me to walk point (first) and slam the face of the treeline with M-79 Grenade Rounds.   Immediately, I moved up in line and started firing.   About a hundred yards outside the large treeline, we had to stop.  My grenade launcher jammed from a BeeHive (shotgun-like) round casing.    I cleared my weapon and reloaded with just high explosive rounds.   

       (In the Command Chronology for CAP 2-9-2 for July 17, 1970, it was documented that I shot a total of 22  M-79 High Explosive (HE) rounds that entire day.   Although I picked my targets well, I thought that I shot much more than 22 high explosive rounds.   It was a long day under the hot sun.)

 

      Once we entered the jungle, we immediately spread out into two-man teams and found Communist huts, bunkers, and trenches and stored food supplies.   My buddy

L/Cpl. George Dros did some extra searching under some heavy jungle canopy.   Inside a large hut that George found was Communist military documents and the equipment for making booby traps.   In another hut, we found freshly cooked rice still warm in four bowls.  

      We were elated that we chased off the Communists.   I took my handy Kodak Instamatic Camera from my field jacket and started taking pictures.  A couple of the guys even posed.

      This feeling of satisfaction lasted only a few minutes.   Suddenly, we were hit from what seemed like every direction.    The Communist fire was extremely intense.

      Immediately, Sergeant Eifford radioed for mortars from the An Hoa Fifth Marine Base.   The Willie Peter placing round was right on target.   However, probably because of the shifting of the M-81 mortar’s tri-pod, the ten M-81 high explosive rounds walked directly towards where we were pinned down.   We thought that our own mortars would kill us.   I didn’t know what to do.  The thought of moving to my right or left was out of the question.  The Communist fire was too furious.  The last round exploded only about 20 yards in front of us.   

      After calling in the mortars, our sergeant called in helicopter and fixed-wing air strikes.    During one of the initial passes over the trees, the fixed-wing pilot spotted a cluster of huts deep in the treeline.  He concentrated his ordinance and succeeded in triggering some secondary explosions.

 

      During all the action, the rest of the Marines from CAP 2-9-2 and a few Vietnamese PF militiamen arrived from Phu Da.   Meanwhile, CAP 2-9-1 from the other side of the

An Hoa Marine Base rushed to our aid, but they got pinned down just outside the treeline that the six of us were surrounded in. 

     For a number of hours, we had to fight off the Communists ourselves.    It was in July and the temperature was said to be over 100 degrees.    (I don’t remember for sure, but the number 110 comes up.   Our Navy Corpsman had his mother send a thermometer just about a week before.   (He was always saying how hot it was.   It became a joke for us.)    Regardless, whether it was 100 or 110 degrees, it was extremely hot.   Water ran

out early.

     Once CAP 2-9-1 arrived, the Communists broke contact with us.   As the CAP’s demolitionmen, George Dros and I blew as much as we could with our C4 plastic explosives.   After we ran out of C4, George and I collected some hand grenades and destroyed the remaining Communist belongings and equipment.

     It was very important what route we left the jungle.   We needed to take a route that the enemy would not expect us to take.   Otherwise, the Communists would be setting up an ambush for us.   We set up security then left the treeline together on a route that crossed through a chest high, slow moving stream.   (My camera’s film was destroyed.)  While in the stream, a few guys were a little nervous about the poisonous snakes, especially the deadly Bamboo Viper.  

       Once on the other side of the stream, CAP 2-9-1 left for their own village.  The Americans and the few PF Militiamen of CAP 2-9-2 rested on a small knoll for a couple of minutes.    We were out there under some ugly conditions for many hours and we needed a much-needed rest.   Besides, our water ran out hours before and a few of us were near Heat Exhaustion.   Myself included.       

       Our Navy Corpsman was tired of telling us not to drink the filthy rice patty water.   Since the patties were the universal toilets for their peasant caretakers as well as water buffaloes and the watery grave of many insects, the Corpsman didn’t appreciate us drinking the filth through our closed teeth and then wiping our teeth clean.   (We didn’t bring our toothbrushes.)   Our sweat-soaked, camouflaged utilities were our tooth implement of necessity.

 

       Three of my buddies went to search for some desperately needed clean water.

           (The problem was the three Marines went without their weapons. I’d

            say the intense heat; the day’s activities and lack of water were getting

            to them.)

         After only a few minutes of rest, our sergeant jumped up.   He was in a hurry to get back to Phu Da for fear that the Communists might attack the unprotected village.   (One of the Vietnamese Militiamen might have read one of the Communist documents that George Dros found in the makeshift booby trap factory.)

        I told the sergeant that the three men went for water without their weapons.   I volunteered to stay.    All I cared about was that my friends were out there with no weapons.

      The Communists must have followed us.   About fifteen minutes later, as my three, joyful, wet-buddies were returning with the much needed water, the Communists attacked with rifle fire and small explosive weapons.   For protection, each of my buddies drove into a large, rice patty filled with water.  It was about a hundred yards wide and it separated us.

      For the next fifteen to twenty minutes, I fought alone in the open to draw the Communists' fire,  so that my buddies would survive or not be captured.  The sounds of the zinging bullets and bombs were constant.     

                         Thank God, those Viet Cong Terrorists were bad shots.

 

       In order to give the impression that there were more Marines on the knoll than just me, I switched between my M-79 Grenade Launcher to my buddies' M-16 Rifles and a

M-60 Machinegun.  However, I'm sure it didn't take long before the Viet Cong Terrorists realized I was the only American on the small knoll in the middle of the open rice patties.   If they killed me, the V.C. Terrorists could just walk up to my buddies and do what they wanted to them.

                                 (The Communist fire was pretty fierce.)

       I was no different than any other American in the Combined Action Program.   The thought of leaving my Cap Brothers did not even enter my mind.   At the time, we only had about eight Americans living in Phu Da.    I loved them.    One of my buddies pinned down before me in the rice patty was even married and had children.  Some of George Dros' comments are below.

 

      You could say that back then; I felt my buddies were all I had.    Due to a number of different circumstances, we felt very alone.   Even, many American people back home were against us fighting the Communists.  In June 1970, during a military sweep just outside our village, we found thousands of American Dollars that were donated to the Communist Terrorists by an American College student group at Berkeley University.   The donated money may have been used for the bounties on our heads. 

       I served in Phu Da during the student shootings at Kent State University.

 

       I was also in Phu Da when my hometown of Rosedale, Queens had its Vietnam Veteran Memorial attacked twice by tar and paint during 1970.     (It's the first Vietnam Veteran Memorial in all of America.)

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         Back at the knoll, a couple of the Marines who left with my sergeant returned to help but it took them some time walking along the thin rice patty dikes.   For all they knew, they were walking into an ambush themselves.    Our sergeant led the rest of the CAP 2-9-2 Americans and Vietnamese PFs back to protect Phu Da from a possible Communist attack.

       Daniel Gallerger was the first Marine to arrive to help me.   He came into the firefight shooting his weapon and laid down right next to me.   Daniel’s on The Wall in

Washington DC for something that happened months later.   He was a good Marine.

      In the end, everyone was saved and my sergeant received a well-deserved medal for his actions.   It was a miracle that no Americans were hurt that entire day.

      On July 22, 1970, CAP 2-9-2 returned to the jungle treeline with three infantry companies (C, E, and F) of the Fifth Marines, tanks and CAP 2-9-1.

 

     My buddy George Dros (one of the guys I saved) wrote his parents about the episode and they wrote and thanked my parents.   I felt great.

       To this day, George and I are extremely close and we both live up here in the beautiful, hilly farmland of Sussex County, New Jersey.    However, we don't really talk much about the war portion of serving in Phu Da, Vietnam.   To this day, it's still extremely hard to talk about the ugliness of war.     Instead, we talk a lot about our American Buddies as well as our Vietnamese Friends and the many Vietnamese Parents and Vietnamese Grandparents who adopted us into their families.

 

 

ACTUAL  UNIT  REPORT  FOR  JULY 17, 1970

17 July 70

A PF member of a CAP 2-9-2 patrol accidentally detonated an unknown type booby trap rigged with an unknown type firing device alerting an enemy ambush at AT 872500, 2.5 km N of Duc Duc District Headquarters. The patrol received SAF and returned fire with organic weapons fire, 22 M-79 HE rds,

 

2 M-72 LAAW rds, and called a helicopter gunship fire mission on the enemy. The enemy fled in an unknown direction. One PF was WIA by the exploding SFD. The PF was rendered first aid and medevaced by helicopter. A sweep of the area was nonproductive. RESULTS: 1 PF WIA(E).

 

George Dros' Comments about the above action.

Some time in July 1970, we went on a (daily) patrol that took us farther into enemy territory than ever before. The temperature this day was in excess of 100 .  With only three (3) other Marines and 1 Chou Hoi, we confiscated a large cache of Vietnamese communist terrorists (V.C) explosives, detonators, documents and battle plans for upcoming engagements.    (This most probably was a small terrorist bobby-trap factory.)

 

After neutralizing their base camp, we were hit by Viet Cong terrorists’ rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small arms fire, pinning us down for over an hour.   We called for artillery from the Marine Cops’ 5th Marines Combat base at An Hoa and a react team from our brother CAP team 2-9-1.   Return artillery fire was immediate.  

      It took CAP 2-9-1 a while to reach us, because as they neared the tree line that we were pinned down in, they were also fired upon.

 

After about three hours, the V.C. broke contact and both CAP teams started back to their respective villages. We had to cross a chest deep river, carrying our weapons over our heads, but at least we were in our own back yard. We stopped on a small knoll for much needed water, since we had run out of water hours before, because of the intense heat and sun.  Two Marines and I filled everyone’s canteens while Jack and the rest of the patrol stood cover.

 

Returning from the well, I saw Jack standing cover by himself, as Sgt. Eiford thought the village might be hit and took the rest of the unit back with him in case of enemy contact.  As we made our way to the knoll that Jack was on, we took heavy fire from our right, pinning us down behind a small rice paddy dike.  Jack then exposed himself to enemy fire to try and keep the V.C. away from us, switching from his own M79 grenade launcher, to my M-16 rifle and one of the Marines’ M-60 machine gun.  Jack kept the V.C. off balance long enough for us to pull ourselves along by the rice stalks until reaching him.  The V.C. broke contact, probably fearing an artillery attack.

 

This was Jack, always caring and making sure the people he loved were safe and protected from harm. Jack’s code in life has always been the same: passion for his family, his country and the Corps. I will always be thankful for being a part of Jack’s family.

 
 
 

 

 

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THE  MASSACRE  OF  THE  DUC  DUC  REFUGEE  VILLAGE  TOOK  PLACE  SEVEN  MONTHS  AFTER  THE  LAST  AMERICAN  MARINES  WERE  PULLED  OUT  FROM  IT.

The village was punished for helping the American Marines that served in the area.   After the last Americans left the Duc Duc Refugee Village, the village had no military value.

You can read about the village's massacre at:    http://home.earthlink.net/~duc_duc_massacre

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  What is Jack Cunningham doing today instead of battling terrorists in the Duc Duc Refugee Village?  
 
Jack is battling the State of New Jersey for his Due Process in his right to charge Legal Malpratice against a corrupt New Jersey Attorney Ethics Vice-Chairman Robert Correale.  It's been a six year battle so far for Jack, but he has some corrupt New Jersey politicians and officials ducking for cover.
 

 

Obstructing  Ethics  Investigations
US Senator Robert Menendez closes his eyes to State Corruption, and then becomes part of the Corruption Cover-Up...
 

Debbie Curto (Phone: 973-645-3192), a high level assistant to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez admits that Jack Cunningham's evidence is understandable and clear that a group of attorneys committed perjury in official documents to the State of New Jersey's Supreme Court.  However, Senator Robert Menendez still refuses to support this disabled, Vietnam Veteran obtain his Due Process from the State of New Jersey against a State Official for Legal Malpractice.   Instead of becoming a part of the solution to New Jersey State Corruption, Senator Robert Menendez becomes part of the Corruption Cover-Up.

Read the understandable and clear evidence for yourself at:  http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id50.html

 

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TODAY'S  BRAVE  AND  HONORABLE  MILITARY  IS  TOMORROW'S  VETERANS
 

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For an Update on this brave, Marine's story, please press the below picture.

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"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"
John Kerry  April 22, 1971
-   At the time of his statements before the United States Congress, television news reporters and cameras, and Vietnamese Communist Negotiators in Paris, France, John Kerry was still in the United States Navy.
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