Lest You Forget
by Mr Bob (Gibbo) Gibson
AUSTRALIAN VIETNAM VETERAN
How dare you make such comments as you did about Vietnam vets being PUNKS, borderline crims, and they wouldn't make a football team.
You pompous wannabee - you live in a world of make believe, and many of your friends are Drugies and Alco's who float between Rehab centres, and you say WE were misfits.
I traveled half way around the world from Australia to Chicago in 1986 with 5 of my Aussie Viet vet mates to march side by side with my American brother and sister Viet vets. We met the most honourable veterans you could find anywhere in the world in Chicago. We met the Mayor, the governor, General WESTY Westmoreland and had dinner with 80 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. NOT Bad for a few PUNKS.
You see, Mr. Kilmer, when you comment on American Vietnam vets you also include 55,000 Australian and 20,000 New Zealand troops who served and fought along side our yank mates in Vietnam.
Sir, you should be made to go to the "WALL," the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, and read out loud for one week all the names that are on that memorial.
Your comments have traveled a long way and will have done you no good at all in your quest for fame, and God help the people of
New Mexico if you ever get into any seat of public service there or anywhere in America, as you are now on the same football team as "Hanoi Jane" Fonda.
Don't know what position you're going to play but you're right up there you goose. You have shot yourself in the foot, you idiot.
In 1987, we Australian Vietnam vets received a welcome home not ever seen in this country before, and some 35,000 Aussie and American Viet vets marched through the sunny streets of Sydney on that day of 3rd Oct 1987 and were cheered by thousands of flag raising Australian citizens. NOT Bad for a bunch of punks.
Sir, you truly need to have a long look at yourself and the comments you made regarding Vietnam veterans and how you would know more than they would and you have never stepped up to the plate.
Kilmer, throw on a real uniform and get yourself over to Afghanistan "ASAP" - turn yourself into a real man, or at least do something for your country other than the make believe job you have in hollywood.
In closing I say to you Sir, "LEST YOU FORGET".
Bob "Gibbo" Gibson
Australian Vietnam Veteran Rifleman.
D&E Platoon 1ATF Nui-Dat 1967-Oct 1968.
Survivor of Battle for Firebase Coral 13th May 1968 Bien Hoa Province.
Disabled Vietnam Veteran "TPI".
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