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#997489 - 09/21/17 08:13 PM Re: Ken Burns - Vietnam [Re: Bud]  
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You couldn't pay me to watch it.
But I have heard that a whole lot of the true story was left out, and that it was done from a very particular point of view, or agenda.
So it turns out I have good reason to not watch it.
dc

#997490 - 09/21/17 08:30 PM Re: Ken Burns - Vietnam [Re: David13]  
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Originally Posted By: David13
You couldn't pay me to watch it.
But I have heard that a whole lot of the true story was left out, and that it was done from a very particular point of view, or agenda.
So it turns out I have good reason to not watch it.
dc


So essentially you justify your decision not to watch based on someone else's opinion. Too bad. You'll probably never really know the accuracy of that opinion.


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#997492 - 09/21/17 10:08 PM Re: Ken Burns - Vietnam [Re: TestPilot]  
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Let me start that I have the utmost respect for those that served in Vietnam. I was in the tail end of the Vietnam draft being inducted in Dec.72'. Unbelievable for me at the time I was very fortunate to spent my time in the US Army as a Radar Mechanic stateside. I'm a believer in the phrase "those that don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it". With that said I have no doubt of the best intentions of those that fought in the Vietnam war. I can only judge this documentary on what I've learned over time and it seems unbiased to me. I'm watching with an open mind.


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#997499 - 09/21/17 11:17 PM Re: Ken Burns - Vietnam [Re: TestPilot]  
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My decision not to watch it came before anyone told me anything about it.
That was clear in my post.
I do have people that I can trust.
dc

#997505 - 09/22/17 01:35 AM Re: Ken Burns - Vietnam [Re: Bud]  
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Humans! Always at war always have been.
It's sad but it's true, it's what we are.
Very sad. But I'm glad to live here in the USA.


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#997506 - 09/22/17 01:36 AM Re: Ken Burns - Vietnam [Re: Bud]  
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Since the draft no longer exists, most Americans have no skin in the game as regards to our longest war. I wonder if the draft still existed if we would still have soldiers in combat today? Dunno


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#997507 - 09/22/17 01:36 AM Re: Ken Burns - Vietnam [Re: Bud]  
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very interesting series. wish i had seen the first two episodes..was TDY and missed them.


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#997508 - 09/22/17 01:43 AM Re: Ken Burns - Vietnam [Re: Bud]  
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They're on pbs.com on demand. We watch a new one each night.


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#997509 - 09/22/17 02:24 AM Re: Ken Burns - Vietnam [Re: TestPilot]  
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Originally Posted By: TestPilot
Originally Posted By: David13
You couldn't pay me to watch it.
But I have heard that a whole lot of the true story was left out, and that it was done from a very particular point of view, or agenda.
So it turns out I have good reason to not watch it.
dc


So essentially you justify your decision not to watch based on someone else's opinion. Too bad. You'll probably never really know the accuracy of that opinion.


This. Exactly....

Sometimes we need to look at the whole picture. Including what's on the " other side of the fence"...

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#997511 - 09/22/17 02:35 AM Re: Ken Burns - Vietnam [Re: Living the Dream]  
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Originally Posted By: Living the Dream
Originally Posted By: Bud
If you want to know more, read We were soldiers once and young



A most outstanding book!! For those that don't know, it goes beyond the movie's Ia Drang Valley fight.

Also, SgtMaj Plumley passed in 2012 and LtGen Moore recently passed in Feb 2017. Two great warriors!!!


+1 They both epitomized the highest values of military service.


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