As I dig further into the remarkable stories of our military, in particular the sailors (since I was once one of them), I keep finding amazing stories and testimonies that reach in and warm my heart. The story of the USS Kirk is one of those stories.
This is a long video (1 hour) but I encourage you to watch the entire program and feel your heart swell with pride, and sniffle a few tears of happiness along the way as you see and hear the story. And, it is not just a story of the sailors of the USS Kirk, but also the stories of some very grateful refugees.
I have included parts of the Kirk story in my own video I Didn’t Want To Worry You Mom … as well, but please watch the full story of the Kirk.
When I contrast the testimony of the Kirk with the testimony of the opportunistic John Kerry, I fell an anger rise up in me that such a man has risen to such heights that it is very possible he may be the next Commander in Chief.
But that anger is quickly tempered as I watch the real heroes of Vietnam.
“They had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam.”