I also believe you believe they are. And I'm not disputing it.
But I'm not going to participate in further thread drift. As has been pointed out, that's a long time ago.
If it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy: you win.
Yeah, regarding Ronnie and the Lebanon thing. I lost friends in that bombing. And even afterwards, when on patrol the Marines were not allowed to even lock and load without receiving explicit permission. That meant that if they came under fire, they had to radio back (while taking said fire) for...