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'Mysterious' Vietnam War Memorial

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by gene of oregon, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. gene of oregon

    gene of oregon silverton Member

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    Just wanted to pass it along

    >'Mysterious' Vietnam War Memorial | Military.com


    Subj: RE: 'Mysterious' Vietnam War Memorial | Military.com
    Mind blowing. Makes me think it was a combat soldier from
    the early days of the older Indo Chinese wars. Perhaps as far back as the
    Japanese occupation of VN during WWII. It's hard to figure out (without
    lots of translation and other clues) if the person or persons is Vietnamese,
    Indian, Japanese, French, American, Chinese or what. It’s a great
    reminder that the people of Vietnam were at war for a hundred years before we
    ever heard of Vietnam. Perhaps the best thing to come out of our involvement
    in Vietnam is the end of hostilities that were ongoing for so many
    generations. I hope that whoever dedicated themselves to this monument has
    found some peace.
     
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  2. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    It's very recent construction, only a few years at most. It cost several $1000 to build. The woman mentioned "rangers keep it secret" Park Rangers? I think they'd tear it down pronto. There is the issue of the 60mm on the top as well.
    It looks like it was inspired by US Army Infantry Lore. I would say that the live ammo denotes the # of PPL involved. There may be a geographical relationship to the markers. Local VFW or VNVA ?
     
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  3. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Beautiful!
    Sargents Mesa Colorado, Vietnam War Memorial
    Gunnison, Rio Grande National Forest
    Mortar bipod isn't real, if cannon is, it's demilled.
     
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  4. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I'd rather it was kept secret as well, wait a few months, now that the co=ords are public it will soon be destroyed
    So thanks for that Rick
     
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  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    That would be criminal!!

    This brought tears to my eyes. Truly heart grabing.
     
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  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just did a Google search. This place is mysterious, but far from unknown. Sure looks like a cool place to visit.
     
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  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Rick
    You have my thanks BRO!
    Did the right thing, major thumbs up
     
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  8. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    It needs to remain secret Or the facists will tear it down,, too many historical examples to itemiz here
     
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  9. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That "cannon" looks like a flag holder.
    Would be cool to check out pay some respects. But yeah some eh-hole will probably tag it. Hopefully if they do karma will come in the form of a bear and bite his junk off.

    It's amazing and touching to me that people make these memorials in places like this whether it be to show respect for those who lost their lives or some kind of memorial to those friends and family they lost while serving.

    I wish big corporations would start giving sponsorships to real heroes/atheletes like Vets who braved war rather than whiny overpaid cry baby gangsta "athletes"
     
  10. gene of oregon

    gene of oregon silverton Member

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    Some times one needs to find a peaceful place where you can lie and cry alone and let your mind wonder back in time to a place that holds many memories that changed you forever. These memories are a very real part of you and you live with them every day of your life. That place becomes a place of peace within your mind and heart and you can connect with those memories in a different way with each visit. The memorial weather you build it of rocks or garnet absorbs the bad memories and makes this small spot on earth, your sanctuary away from the nightmares.

    I have two friends, father and son. The father (80? yrs. old) will build a pile of rocks almost every time they stop riding their atv's for lunch. One day the son asked why the heck do you pile rocks when we stop for lunch. The father said when I'm gone from this world and you see these piles you will think of me. A true story

    When you find something that looks like maybe a memorial remember there is usually some kind of personal feeling put into it that they want known but know they can't say
     
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    gene of oregon silverton Member

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    asiahand southeast usa New Member

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    The item in question is a French Model 1937 5.5 cm (55mm) mortar