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#433 - ainsley (08/23/2013) [-]
My dad fought in the Vietnam War.   
After years of drinking, my dad became estranged from his side of the family. He never told me much about the family or why we don't see them.   
But one day, when I was probably about 8, we went to this park by our house, not like a playground park, but one where they do concerts and you can go there and have picnics and 						****					 like that, and they had a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall. Something was different about my dad that day. We didn't talk at all on the ride there, and when he got out of the car, he walked straight to wall - he knew exactly where he was going. In about 30 seconds, he pointed at a name and started crying.   
That is the only time I've ever seen my dad cry. I asked him "Who was he?" and he said "He's your uncle."
My dad fought in the Vietnam War.
After years of drinking, my dad became estranged from his side of the family. He never told me much about the family or why we don't see them.
But one day, when I was probably about 8, we went to this park by our house, not like a playground park, but one where they do concerts and you can go there and have picnics and **** like that, and they had a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall. Something was different about my dad that day. We didn't talk at all on the ride there, and when he got out of the car, he walked straight to wall - he knew exactly where he was going. In about 30 seconds, he pointed at a name and started crying.
That is the only time I've ever seen my dad cry. I asked him "Who was he?" and he said "He's your uncle."
#537 to #433 - gorillaztwentyfour (08/23/2013) [-]
Mine fought in that war, too. Fortunately, he doesn't have any stories like that to share.   
   
Not to say that I haven't dealt with losing a family member, but that's a really depressing story.
Mine fought in that war, too. Fortunately, he doesn't have any stories like that to share.

Not to say that I haven't dealt with losing a family member, but that's a really depressing story.
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