[October 29, 2020] Today’s article has a bit of a treat for my readers. I added a new tab on my leadership website called VIETNAM VET QUOTES. I’m starting this tab about an honorable man. His name is Robert “Bob” Reilly, U.S. Army 1968-1970, veterans’ advocate, and pupil of music. He is married and has three children and seven grandchildren. This is his Vietnam War story.
Bob completed a one-year tour in Vietnam with an artillery battalion. His unit, 6th/33rd Artillery, fired over 400,000 105mm rounds supporting Allied Forces in the I Corps area of operations located in the Ashau Valley and on the Demilitarized Zone. In 2016, he was diagnosed with PTSD, an insidious mental disease that can be highly debilitating. Today, Bob is challenged with PTSD and has set about to overcome it.
From 2016-2019, Bob has had and taken advantage of many opportunities to reach out and support his veteran brothers and sisters as well as others in need of love and compassion. Much help has been extended to the “Joe Griffies Welcome Home Show” 1,2 team and the Edison High School Alumni Association, and the Edison family community.
Since Bob retired from this civilian career working in pharmaceuticals, food, and consumer industries, he has focused on veterans and music. Music is one of those human creations that can change us, and scientists don’t yet know why. Music can motivate, inspire, teach, and it always tells a story.
Bob Reilly and Joe Mangold have a must-listen-to song out called “Come Home My Vietnam Vets.” I’ve not been able to upload it yet. One day, I’ll figure it out. In the meantime, you can find the song on Vimeo3 (click on this link). The song pays tribute, gratitude, and respect to honor and thank all U.S. military veterans and their families, especially those who served during the Vietnam War.
I want to say THANK YOU and WELCOME HOME to all our Vietnam War veterans. Remember, honor, and respect our men and women who served during the war. Thank them all. We are teaching the next generation to respect all our military services.
Go to my blog’s tab feature to read his quotes or just click this link.
In future articles, I’ll have more Vietnam War stories, music, and book reviews. Telling our history is a must if we want to remain good people.