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Vietnam veteran hopes for the best for future while remembering the past


COPPERAS COVE, Texas — Oklahoma native Bobbie Abbott served 22 years in the U.S. Army, including two combat tours in Vietnam, and the 79-year-old father of two sons says the world he sees today makes him not only sad, but also more than a little angry.

“It’s very upsetting,” Abbott said, recently. “I think it sucks — pardon the French.

“I wanna cry and get mad as hell. People don’t know what the heck they’ve got; they expect too much for nothing. I’ve got nieces and nephews who think they have to have everything when they first get married – brand new cars, brand new h...

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