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The Freedom Bird
In 2008 Rich Raitano sent me an e-mail on the 40 year anniversary of his return trip from Vietnam. It was a short e-mail, reminiscing about his flight home. I responded to Rich with an even shorter e-mail saying that I had flipped the whole country off as the freedom bird left the ground. Over the course of the next several weeks, Rich, myself and several others began developing our stories and adding them to a collection we call, "The Freedom Bird". Your story is welcome also.
'Combat shifts the mind into the eternally present and eliminates the concept of memory'
'The one thing we all had in common is that each of us came home alone'
Carl Zarzyski (B 4/21)My Trip Home From Nam
David Marino (A 4/3, 68-69)Dance With the Devil
Dudley Farquhar (A trp. 1/1 Cav.)Humpty Dumpty Goes to Nam
James Dowmen (IAVA Vet)Stella On My Shoulders
Jim Wambold (AKA, Arty)A Major Dinner
Marc Levy (1/7 Cav.)Dong Tam, A Private Affair
Mike Christensen (C 2/39 9th Inf. Div.)Dong Tam
Rich Raitano (AKA, 'Doc')Burgers and Southern Belles
Rod Linkous (B 4/3)Another Story
SGT Dave Krueger (B 4/3)A Long Way Home
Slater Davis (B 4/21 & D 4/3, 70-71)Parades of Love
Steve Newton (A 4/3)A Psychopath's Vacation
Tom Skeins (AKA, 'Foxtrot')And a B-52 For You
Tony Swindell (Combat Corresp., 31st PID, HHC 11th LIB)Looking at Dead Guys
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