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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 Oct 2021 10:02 p.m. PST

Firebrand former politician and TV presenter Chuwit Kamolwisit went online – apropos of nothing – to give the Thai public the benefit of his years of experience in Thailand's huge sex industry.

He explained how GI's in the Vietnam war days on R and R in Thailand had left behind what he called a "legacy of sex culture"…


Oddball22 Oct 2021 5:14 a.m. PST

Ya, blame your problems on the US. Read, we can't fix our own issues 46 years AFTER the war ended, so we'll blame the problems on someone else.

Seems to be standard for most problems domestically and internationally. Their guys have been running the show since '45, '65, '68 or '75, issue is worse than when they took over, but to cover for their own failures, they blame the guys who haven't been around for 2 to 4 generations.

Leadership at its best.

Oddball22 Oct 2021 5:21 a.m. PST

As a side note, an alternative term in W.W. II for R&R (Rest and Relaxation) used by the troops was I&I (Intoxication and Intercourse).

Seems young men (women also to an extent) from all times have used that process to relieve the stress build up of might be killed tomorrow employment.

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2021 6:48 a.m. PST

I really don't think they taught them anything new.

I think a lot of Americans came away more changed than the Thais.

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2021 6:39 p.m. PST

Poor countries, American GIs with money, what could go wrong?

How about 50,000 plus American children deserted in South Korea during and after the war, most of whom were dumped by their local mothers? Same thing happened in a lot of places including South Vietnam and neighboring countries we stationed troops in, with the exception of the Arab countries we've occupied lately.

As for posts on gaming, I've given up and just try not to react to many of them.

Legionarius22 Oct 2021 7:17 p.m. PST

Wargaming topic???

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Oct 2021 10:11 p.m. PST

History topic, Legionarius. We discuss history here too.

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 8:02 a.m. PST

There were probably more popular dstinations for GIs.
I suspect a lot of the tourist trade of Hawaia would have been built up by R&R leave.

A more popular destination would probably have been Australia.

Thailand would have been more popular amonst the far more seasoned vets who had been in the Pacofic before.

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