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Old 08-03-2009, 10:39 PM
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Various sources say the ratio of trigger pullers to support troops in Vietnam was about 1 - 7.

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Old 08-05-2009, 06:27 AM
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I've heard of the 1 to 7 ratio before, but since there were no front lines in Vietnam I wonder how many of the 7 support troops were trigger pullers. [We had a cook in our unit that received a silver star.]
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I suspect it refers to combat MOS. This include all the 11 ones plus others...it doesn't mean that support troops weren't in combat. Of course they were.
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I'm not a Vietnam Vet, but I know five off-hand and they are all very responsible people with good paying jobs.. Two are pipe welders who work on oil drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, one is a crane operator who works out of the heavy equipment union local in New Orleans, one is a Catipillar mechanic, one owns four auto dealerships. One in Harvey, La, two in Covington, La, one in LaPlace, La.
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I'm not a Vietnam Vet, but I know five off-hand and they are all very responsible people with good paying jobs.
So do you feel that is an unusually high number?

Do you know any "good" blacks?
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Old 08-30-2009, 12:26 PM
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So do you feel that is an unusually high number?

Do you know any "good" blacks?
Are you trying to get into a confrontation with me ? Because you don't really have to push me to get my attention.
I don't know why you have an attitude problem with me just because I said I know five Vietnam Vets who are living very stable lives. And what is this junk "do you know any good Blacks ???????? That's so freaken stupid.
Stupid questions are always asked by stupid people.
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