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    Quote Originally Posted by marksbug View Post
    snip....bad heart from birth ,couldn't go with the rest of the guys, ...
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    snip...boom .that hit him hard. he never talked about anything over seas.till about 2 years before he died in 2016. he told me stuff mom didnt know,.....
    There is a good reason they say that "War is Hell". It affects everyone, differently, but so deeply. Even those that did did not go are affected. For those that went and made it back, how can they possibly forget the things they saw and HAD to do!!!!. For those too young to have gone, how can they possibly understand the reasons for their loved ones act as they do. Some vets seem to do ok, others, not so much.

    Bad heart kept me out of the mess in Vietnam. I still feel guilty when I remember my friends who went and did not come home, or came home with horrific injuries, both seen and unseen.

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    Pipe laying workers in Newton, Massachusetts. 1903.

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    I wonder if that old pipe is still in service? SO MUCH of our infrastructure in the US is so old.

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    No cave-in protection, that scares me...

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    Pipe laying workers in Newton, Massachusetts. 1903.

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    Certain the crowd here will find this simply incredulous; I know misguided citizens that believe public art projects and day-care centers qualify as infrastructure.
    I'm forwarding this very picture to each one, with briefest note possible "INFRASTRUCTURE".
    Some will get it by text message, some by email, some won't get it at all.
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    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

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    That's what I call Trench War fare, you against the cave in!

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    Ah, just run into the pipe - you know that was their plan.

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    This was in the days before anyone thought of OSHA. Notice the men wearing BRIMED hats, nothing like a hardhat in sight. Back when these pictures were taken, probably no one had thought of protecting the workers with cave-in trench protectors.

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    Mesta Machine Company roll turning department. 1913.

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    they had better dirt back then, no cave inns just cave man lodges ...like totally tubular...

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