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by Randyw
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 49 years today - Cai Nua, January 12, 1969
Replies: 0
Views: 15

49 years today - Cai Nua, January 12, 1969

Each year at this time I do spend some time recalling the night that had quite an impact on me. This past year it has been more than one day, that I contemplated the events of that night and remember those I fought with and those whose young lives were cut short, in the blink of an eye for some, and...
by Randyw
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Jerry,

Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. As to the VA, I do believe I am making progress, I am actually quietly optimistic.

Have a great 2018.

Randy
by Randyw
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

I am well into December on my way to fixin what's ailin me and now I have had quite a few more individuals involved in my journey. I have been referred to a psychiatrist and have had 3 sessions with him, and just yesterday, I was referred to my Counties Veteran Center and was introduced to my next V...
by Randyw
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Ron makes an excellent point regarding all veterans need to seek assistance from the services that are available. I personally wished I had followed his sage advice years ago. Regardless of how this turns out, without taking advantage of the services offered to us, I can guarantee the outcome, NO CH...
by Randyw
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

I hope everyone has a very satisfying Thanksgiving. I have been through another session with Ms. Beltran. I have had to continue to dig deeper into those memories to draw out the emotions that a "Regular Person would have felt" before, during, and after those events that occurred to us, or...
by Randyw
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

A question to those who have had either gone through the program I am embarking on or have otherwise tried successfully to get their VA disability increased, adjusted or set up in the first place. The question is; about how long does this process take? I realize it is different for each individual, ...
by Randyw
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

I can never attempt to know what you went through personally, however, I can say that being with someone who is capable of drawing out those emotions and being there to separate them from the memory of facts has made my inroads to help possible. I never thought I needed help, never wanted help, didn...
by Randyw
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Ron, Charlie, and Robert, Thank you all for sharing your thoughts on how you have progressed in your attempt to come to grips with the traumatic events of the past we all shared. Those insights really offered me encouragement knowing others have made this journey before. Ron was right when he indica...
by Randyw
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Visit number two with the VA rehabilitation counselor. During the first meeting, I still found it difficult to discuss events that occurred during Vietnam; which I personally found disturbing. Maybe disturbing is not a good definition, although it was a very odd feeling to feel my eyes water and not...
by Randyw
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Robert, Charlie, Jerry, and Ron, Sure seems like the old days when I knew everyone was covering my back and they knew I would cover theirs. So thank you for that. Jerry if you could, please resend that email, I will try to open it again. I have just begun to put thought to paper regarding my time an...
by Randyw
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Truth be told, I never thought I had an anger issue. To me anger is expressed with outrage, flailing, acting without thinking, I never did any of that. However, my wife reminds me, for the first seven years of marriage, before babies, she would try and push all my buttons to get some sort of emotion...
by Randyw
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Well, I have attended my first encounter with the VA system and thanks to a solid recommendation from Ron Raymond, the individual I met with at the Vet Center was both a character and effective in being able to elicit responses from me that I have been unwilling, or possibly unable, to speak about f...
by Randyw
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Charlie, Excuse my short term memory, I forgot to ask you; were you impacted by Hurricane Irma? My brother-in-law lives in Fort Myers and according to him it was pretty hairy riding it out; outside of the debris in and around his home, his place held up pretty well. I hope you and yours survived in ...
by Randyw
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Charlie, Thanks for the advice. I do have an appointment on the 29th of September with a person recommend by Ron Raymond. So that initiates my first step in what I hope is helpful environment and not not the dysfunctional world of the VA which has put me off in the past. Either way, it's time, and I...
by Randyw
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Thanks Ron, It seems I was unable to reply on this site and had to be reinstated. I have been and wanted to respond to you to let you know of my appreciation for all of the information you provided. I have contacted Ms. Beltran and am waiting for her to return to work after the Labor Day Holiday to ...
by Randyw
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 41
Views: 2450

1st time VA user - Need help.

Since sickness, disease, bodily deterioration, and mental acuity are impacted by age, at least I have been, I am guessing some of my former comrades may have had to use the services of the Veteran's Administration for an ailment, check up, or something more complicated. I have not asked the governme...
by Randyw
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 46 years; a lifetime ago, like it was yesterday!
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

46 years; a lifetime ago, like it was yesterday!

When you remember what you cannot forget, there seem to be moments and memories triggered by odd things; smells, a song, a random act. However, for me at least, each year on January 12th, many, many memories come flooding back. I'd just like to ask everyone to remember those who did not make it, mos...
by Randyw
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 2013 Dayton 31st Reunion - 3rd herd?
Replies: 12
Views: 3363

Re: 2013 Dayton 31st Reunion - 3rd herd?

Would it be possbile for another Delta brother to join the group in Dayton?
by Randyw
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: Cai Nua - 43 years later
Replies: 1
Views: 1083

Cai Nua - 43 years later

Many of us have watched our father’s generation pass away, the "Greatest Generation" leaving behind an unforgettable legacy of courage, honor, heroism, perseverance and sacrifice. Our "Vietnam Generation" did share many of the same traits; when it came to the battlefield, courage...
by Randyw
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 40 year anniversary - God Bless those we left behind
Replies: 2
Views: 1719

40 year anniversary - God Bless those we left behind

To those who still can, remember those young men we were all once. Brave, selfless, committed to each other, and dedicated to coming home. Sometimes, the best laid plans do go astray,so once a year, I try and spend some quality alone time and remember one day in a life I can only remember, and also ...
by Randyw
Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Chat room idea for this week
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

1/12/69

I have read what Karl Lowe has written regarding the events during the morning hours on 1/12/69. It seems to follow the flow of that night/morning. MacMasters seems to have a fairly detailed account of that firefight from his perspective, much of which was used in Karl Lowes chapters on Delta, 1st p...
by Randyw
Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: Missed the Reunion
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Missed the Reunion

I am posting this is to say; I'm sorry for missing the Reunion. Due to last minute complication at my work I was not able to attend. I just wanted to let McMasters, Pinky, Ron, Chavez, Otis, and any other 1st Platoon, Delta Company soldier, that I missed seeing all of you this year, and would have l...
by Randyw
Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Ghosts of Rwanda
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Clinton on Nerve; if ever there was an oxymoron

Funny how Clinton's "Nerve" seemed to only show itself at a Photo Op!!!!
by Randyw
Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:03 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1/12/69 Anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

1/12/69 Anniversary

On the eve of the 37th anniversary of the Cai Nua mission, 1/12/1969 I would just like to take this time to thank all of those involved for allowing me the priviledge of serving with you. Good, bad, or ugly, we each, in our own way, contributed to the outcome of that evening, and as such, I am one o...

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