[sixties-l] Re: sixties-l-Vietnam Memorial

From: Jeffrey Blankfort (jab@tucradio.org)
Date: Thu Jun 22 2000 - 01:54:10 CUT

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    The reference to suicides came from other Vietnam vets, Ron Kovic, among
    them, and have also from various articles and it seemed, from these
    sources, more than rumour. Excuse me for excluding women from my comment
    on the homeless. I surmised that most of them were/are men. Are there a
    significant number of homeless woman vets?

    While I appreciate you have been on "this subject" for 30 years, I think
    I hardly qualify as an amateur since, while not preoccupied with it as
    you apparently have, I have never been far away, as you might have
    noticed from my posts.

    Being close to a subject, however, sometimes make one a little too
    subjective. But of course that's only my opinion.
    Jeff Blankfort
    > Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 20:36:58 -0700
    > From: Joe McDonald <joe@countryjoe.com>
    > Subject: Re: [sixties-l] Re: sixties-l-Re Vietnam Memorial
    > Yes Jeffrey Blankfort i remember you taking pictures of my wedding But aside from that
    > you are still a little sloppy on your arguments.
    > i did not mention "policemen" you did.
    > The number of suicides of Vietnam Vets, and suicide like deaths, has not been
    > confirmed. The statement that it is higher than that of war deaths is still a "rumor"
    > non confirmed.
    > The remark about "homeless men" being Vietnam Vets excludes women AND the official
    > stats nationally are 30 percent of the homeless are veterans and 40 percent in
    > California. Most of them from the Vietnam Era.
    > Jeffrey i have been on this subject for 30 years now and take it very seriously. It
    > is disrespectful for amateurs to challenge professional with vague statistics and
    > generalizations.
    > Yes they were very nice photos.
    > cheers, country joe mcdonald

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