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About Roger Young

Roger served with A Troop, 3/17th Air Cav "Silver Spurs" as a Scout Crew Chief in Vietnam from '69 - '70.

Return of the ‘Ike Jacket’ for the U.S. Army?

I always liked the WWII uniform – Roger Young Poll: Do you like the Army’s ‘pinks and greens’ prototype? – DefenseNews – 11 Oct 17    

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Domain Transfer Complete

As of October 2, 2017 you are viewing this site from a new host. We were forced to transfer all our northwestvets.com contents from Yahoo Small Business to HostGator due to the fact Yahoo no longer supported WordPress security updates. … Continue reading

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Commentary on The Vietnam War by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Many of us watched the series and there are as many opinions as there are Vietnam veterans. But the commentary below I found of interest. Feel free to comment via the link at the bottom of this post. – Roger … Continue reading

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Wrong Side of Heaven…

  It didn’t help Vietnam vets when we came home to cries of “baby killers” or rumors that we were poor employment candidates because we were all on hair triggers, or giving away South Vietnam and Southeast Asia when the … Continue reading

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Honoring Medal of Honor Recipient Emil Fredreksen

Video produced by Pam Young. Best viewed in full screen:   USS Bennington (PG-4)

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The End Of Prayer Shaming from East Catholic High School

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Avoid these Scams that Target Veterans

The Consumer Sentinel Network reported that in 2014, almost 100,000 military members and veterans were targeted for financial crimes. This statistic, along with the many scammers known to prey on military and veteran supporters, prompted the Better Business Bureau to … Continue reading

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Taps For Betty Tisdale

Betty Tisdale, ‘Angel’ of Saigon orphan airlift, dies in Seattle – Seattle Times – October 9, 2015   Operation Babylift – compiled by Pam Young

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3 Steps to Ease Back Into Civilian Life

If you’re preparing to leave the military and re-enter the civilian world, you’ll find that many things have changed since you first joined up. Even if you’ve been stateside, there have been changes in everyday life you know about but … Continue reading

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A Possible Explanation of Current Events

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ [published circa 1969 or April 1970]  In May of 1919 at Dusseldorf, Germany, the allied forces obtained a copy of the Communist Rules for Revolution. 50 years later, the Reds are still following the rules. As … Continue reading

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Come with us to the Pacific Ocean!

Join us on our vacation to the ocean in September 2015, at the Sandpiper Beach Resort on the Washington coast – Roger & Pam:

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Seafair 2015 Fleet Week Video

Like last year, Pam took video of the fleet arriving for Seafair this year! GO NAVY!    Our 2014 Video:

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Veterans: Fight Back Against Fraud

Hackers, unscrupulous lenders and fraudulent credit card companies are targeting veterans with misleading offers and outright scams. This is, of course, on top of the everyday fraud we read or hear about, including the recent theft of 21.5 million Social … Continue reading

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The South Under Fire

28 Jun 2015: I find the recent flap over the Confederate battle flag as a direct attack on the South and it’s heritage. I served with many Southerners in Vietnam and the warrior ethos is in their DNA. Today 40% … Continue reading

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USS ARIZONA and MISSOURI 16″ Gun Barrels – The Bookends of WWII

Great video!

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