Originally Posted by Buffalobob
I don't mind you saying that. Those of us who are RVN vets are very used to things like that being said to us.
Your treatment of RS2G was deplorable and pretty much proved my point that some people came up on the thread with only the intent to denigrate the skills of snipers and it seems anyone who actually has combat experience.
You cast judgement at will.
Accusations of denigration can serve a person well, from the throne of judgement. A member states that luck (no matter how finely one tries to tweak the definition of luck) played a benefit-added role in connecting at 1 1/2 miles. You equate such a statement to denigration directed to you, your son, fellow RVN vets? Is this example typical of how RVN vets determine negative things are being said about them?
We're all entitled to our opinion. We have no entitlement to accusation.
How about tolerance? We aren't all snipers. Doesn't mean we're the enemy. Doesn't mean we're lesser human beings. Doesn't mean we denigrate snipers, current or former, because we don't respond to the History channel Sniper show like a trained sniper responds.
Snipers play a valuable role in combat. I don't have to be one to recognize the ever-present fear that trained snipers could inflict on the enemy. Never a moment of secure peace or rest. Takes a special type to be good at it and I trust our military has determined how to select the creme of the crop. I have no problem or hesitation in typing with all sincerity, I value and appreciate a sniper's duty and service to our country. I'm pretty sure you've heard and seen things I don't even want to know about.
Our disagreement here is easily separated from the value of any trade, profession, or craft, in my mind. This disagreement is about respect, or at least the perception of it. You've exressed the belief that other members disrespect the skills of these snipers, or snipers at large. Based on that perception and sensitivity to it, your fighting response has been the disrepect of others due to their expressed thoughts on the sniper show, regardless of their trade, profession, or craft. All I've done is shine light on your response. We surely come from different walks of life, but I don't believe we're the enemy.