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“Tropic Lightning ig “

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 8 May 2020 in Documentary & Street.

As an Army Soldier, My South Vietnam,”Service" began just before Christmas Day in 1967!
The following year was loaded with emotion, friendships, attacks, explosions, laughter and lots of fear and many tears and sadness!

Something as emotional as all that convinced me how lucky I was to make it out of that war zone after losing SO many pals, never to see them again!!

I only hope that a particular Millionaire whose daddy "Bought" his way out of military service !

The image is of Native American "Dream Catcher commemorating My Military Infantry Division
Thé 25th Infantry Division
: "Tropic Lightning! »
Thé 25th Division has quite a history, going back through WWII and well before!

PLEASE SEE THE BELOW CLARIFICATION FROM DENNY - SAT. 9 APRIL 2020:

I TOO WAS VERY MUCH OPPOSED TO THE WAR AND, BY NO MEANS, AM I DISTURBED BY THOSE WHO OPPOSED THAT WAR. ...
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.I AM ONLY DISTURBED BY RICH SPOILED MILLIONAIRES WHOSE DADDY PURCHASED A DEFERRMENT FOR THEM AND NOW TE
THEY TRY TO PUSH THE SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE THAT THEY ARE THE STRONGEST PATRIOTS EVER!

THANK YOU... I AM SORRY THAT I MAY HAVE MISLED ANYONE REGARDING OPPOSITION TO THE WAR WHCH I, TOO, WS VERY MUCH OPPOSED.

Apple iPhone 6s 1/15 second F/2.2 ISO 1600 29 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

Apple iPhone 6s
1/15 second
F/2.2
ISO 1600
29 mm (35mm equiv.)