To Blog or Not ?
by, 10-29-10 at 10:34 AM (8289 Views)
I'm thinking of starting my own blog, for the same reasons as the Gunny S.. Also I'm very sensitive to being unintentionally disrespectful to someone else's story or distracting from their presentation. If comments are welcome, that's one thing, but there are some that only want to vent, no discussion needed. And this particular subject is very personal to those of us that still inhabit our young combat self, despite our advanced current peacetime older bodies. I myself, if I attempt this, hopefully will be able to say what I feel needs to be said in order to remember people and events that still have such a hold on me. There is much that was good and more that was bad, and I make no claim to being better or worst then any other Marine grunt that served in Vietnam. My blog will be my way of allowing some of my demons and ghosts that haunt me to possibly see the light of day, instead of the world of darkness that seems to be their constant companion. Hopefully, this will be therapy for me and hopefully something positive may happen, possibly for me and maybe for others like me who still cling to their world of silence. Please remember, I am one of you and I speak not only for myself but if I may be granted the privilege, maybe I can say a few words for some of our brothers who remain young Marines forever. Again, my story is mine alone and yours is no less valid, but all of us shared much of that war in a personal way that only we know the truth about. The first lie was that we fought for our country. That may have been why I enlisted but after becoming a pretty good bush Marine and finding out early the fallacy of our political leaders, we Marines fought for two reasons really, to find, close and kill the enemy before he killed us and we fought for our brothers to the right and the left of us... our family. Country and Corps were noble ideas.
Semper Fi, Scott