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LL

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Location : KCMO
Registration date : 2007-12-29

PostSubject: Vietnam War pipe pic   Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:00 pm

An email exchange with a customer resulted in him sending me the following picture. It was a conversational toss-off in his mind, but I found it remarkable. Since there are several military/police/fire types here on BoB, and reminiscences common, I asked him if I could share it with you. He said no problem.

A contemplative young soldier smoking a pristine Talon meer in a hot war zone... what an amazing mix of cultural, political, and psychological contradictions, no?




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Location : Huachuca City, Arizona
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PostSubject: Re: Vietnam War pipe pic   Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:36 pm

Thats a darn nice picture!!!. It does ccatch a feww differant emotions among other things. Thanks sunny sunny cyclops
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Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
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PostSubject: Re: Vietnam War pipe pic   Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:53 pm

I never had to live in the environment where this young (weren't we all?) soldier is sitting; but the quiet contemplation, while smoking one's pipe, is the same. FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Vietnam War pipe pic   Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:36 pm

Thanks, LL! Cool

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Location : Randolph County, NC If you don't know, you wouldn't understand.
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PostSubject: Re: Vietnam War pipe pic   Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:12 pm

Interesting photo. A tribute to the solice of a pipe.
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bronxbill

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PostSubject: Re: Vietnam War pipe pic   Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:50 pm

Thanks for the picture LL; it brought back a lot of memories. I started smoking a pipe while a Marine 0311 in Viet Nam; it gave me some peaceful moments in a not so peaceful place.
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LtMac

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Location : Jackson, Tennessee
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PostSubject: Re: Vietnam War pipe pic   Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:57 pm

Thanks for a great picture.

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JT

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PostSubject: Re: Vietnam War pipe pic   Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:20 am

Definitely an interesting and thought-provoking pic, LL.... thanks for posting it.

I was an occasional pipe smoker at that time, myself, and spent a fair amount of time transfixed in contemplative mind-travels. A couple of decades later, I came to realize that I could retain a greater number of those thoughts when my pipe was filled with tobacco.... improved the room note tremendously, and no more orange Cheetos stains on my fingers.
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PostSubject: Re: Vietnam War pipe pic   Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:38 am

Very cool picture.
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Tony Ferrill
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Location : Indianapolis,IN
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PostSubject: Re: Vietnam War pipe pic   Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:27 am

Right the f#@$ on.His facial expression says it all......I was recon in peacetime;this guy saw what we prayed for.
Glad to be 48.Couldn't,WOULDN'T do it again.Respectfully,Tony
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Location : Carthage, NY
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PostSubject: Re: Vietnam War pipe pic   Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:31 am

thanks for that pic LL. I now have it as my wallpaper. Makes me force myself to relaxe and take time to appreciate the good things in life, even amongst the chaos.
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puros_bran
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PostSubject: Re: Vietnam War pipe pic   Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:32 am

Wonder what he smoked? An American Burley classic? Dunhill? The Sobranie?
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