|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Just a typical grunt's day in the front
For them we must pray, for their return home safe,
how they will return mentally is another story.
|Reviewed by Michael Guy
|Yea it was a nasty, dirty war, BUT they did what they were sent out to do and then the Politicians as usual failed them. The more things change in history, the more some things stay the same--Great dedication. Thanks
|Reviewed by Jean Strickland
|Awesome write Walt. I know you say you're a rookie but I don't believe you. You've been doing this awhile. You ain't got this southern gal fooled! You're a pro. *smiles and hugs* Jean|
|Reviewed by Barbara Smith
|Walt, images are so real and your words bring your voice to life as I read this. It's sad & heart rendering...no one but those who have fought know these feelings. My heart bleeds for the men & women who are now fighting in other wars. God bless you & everyone of those serving our country. A great write to remind people of what those who serve our country go through.|
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|Wonderful and intensely said WAlt!
My heart goes out to each and every one of them NOW and THEN!
Who sacrificed sooo much for us!
WArmly, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|A strong write Walt.|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|This is most powerful..and the imagery so vivid it send chills down my spine!!
Thank You for sharing this masterfully wrtten tribute!!
|Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
|Walt - you remind us of the hell your fellow service men and women go through each day - fighting for our freedom. Your imagery takes me there. May God continue to bless you and all who protect the U.S.
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|Walt I do appreciate this write that you shar with us as my husband served twenty eight years and they do deserve the honor you give them today.
Newfie hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|A most powerful tribute to your Brothers and Sisters in Arms, my friend.|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Been there, did that, never got a T-shirt, but then again I never lost a man to carelessnes or a sniper, maybe I was just a lucky one.
Yes, no joints or booze before going pointing, just a lot of black coffee, better piss a lot than get stitched by punjii for, in drowsiness, let the eyes to blink close longer than they should.
Thanks Walt, all of them will appreciate.
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Excellent capture -- for those of us who were not there, you took us there and put us in their shoes, as uncomfortable as they were: you honor those who served. Well done, Walt.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
As a Veteran myself, I salute you.
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Not a good position to be in, but I know how everyone took turns and imagine that is how it was with you too. It was truely a very horrid time, but my pride in all the brave soldiers still exists today. On the wall are etched many that I knew and loved.....
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|Well done my friend, a profound write that lingers on one's thoughts!
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|a very "real" write-well done|
|Reviewed by larry linville
|What a wonderful expression in appreciation of the men and women who have fought for our freedom.|
|Reviewed by Randall Barfield
|Is the 'point' like it's his turn to lead the pack? I'm not sure since I was never a soldier (ha). My dad and brother were though.|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|This brings us all back in time to when so many fellows like yourself risked daily for their countries orders...only to be treated badly in return. It is great that Nam vets are finally getting the recognition and appreciation that so many should have received so many years ago.
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
Outstanding depicting of the reality... "The Point Man" made its point and unlocked the doors of understanding of the industrial psychopolitic wars.
I hope that Americans read the military code of discipline, The Martial Code of Laws, and then compare them to The Constitution of The United States of America. Reading those articles and rules, one can understand what is a true soldier, ~ for going somewhere that one doesn't want to go ~ it is not a valiant action, but an obligation under dogmatic rules, which equals to slavery under Martial Law.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|You were in Nam! ...poignant remembrance of hell Walt!
|Reviewed by Southern Comfort
|Oh Precious! America was so cruel to the Baby Soldiers that fought in Viet Nam! They are HEROES and should be loved, honored, respected and THANKED!!! THANK-YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! LOVE! Sissy|
|Reviewed by Ann Scarborough
|Great work Walt.
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|I've written many poems about Viet Nam. Although I wasn't there I saw the atrocities come over the AP and UPI tapes. It sure turned my world around and gave me respect for the brave ones who were there. This goes for today as well. Nice job Point man!
|Reviewed by Ted Bossis
|All too real & unlike any other ~ Tiny planet in space not able to reconcile with one another ~ And a few go much more than many could ~~respectfully Ted|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Being alert is how you get to live another day in this hell called war.|
|Reviewed by Dana Reed
|So sad, and yet it has all of the terrible ingredients that the men in our war are struggling through. You did an excellent job of letting us see their suffering. God help them and I pray for them.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Fortunately I was on a Navy river patrol boat, no point but the perfect target...ed|