“…Charlie was the nameless pajama clad phantom who was poorly equipped and yet, proved himself a deadly enemy. He made every location dangerous; from village to the surrounding countryside, the cities and towns, and every hidden corner of the night. It was Charlie’s land. He intended to hold it and govern it, as he saw fit. He laced it with bunkers and booby traps, and occupied it from the largest city, to the most remote mountaintop. He had been there for a thousand years and had driven out many invaders. We were just another imperialistic empire trying to snatch his land. Charlie was filled with a raging fury, and he knew exactly how to use it against us. He shattered many Western minds with his use of atrocities, showing us how far he was willing to go to earn the right to govern his own people….”
“…..There was more to our enemy than the black clad guerilla; there was the NVA (North Vietnamese Army). It was as fine a conscript fighting force as any that ever marched onto a battlefield. It was well disciplined, and fought with tenacious courage that surprised most U.S. commanders. Despite our superior firepower, we always took the NVA seriously. Their movements often drove us into our fortified camps, calling for artillery protection and air strikes. Considering the numbers in which Charlie and the NVA died, I’ve come to believe our enemy in Vietnam had a determination and courage that is the stuff of myth and legend….”
Around the beginning of October I got a note from Facebook telling me it looked like my account was not a personal page, so they wanted me to set up a personal page to manage the author’s account/page. So I did.
It operated fine for 4 days… except I had to ask my friends to now become friends of the new, Veteran Grossman identity, and they (Facebook) seem to have lost my 980+ friends on the original page in the process.
My next shock was getting a message on the new account that is now managing the old account telling me they don’t believe I am a real person. That was interesting. So I sent them a copy of photo ID to prove I’m me… and they disabled my new page. Which means I now do not have access to EITHER page. I have been sending appeal letters and requests for guidance that will allow me to be totally “legit” for their purposes…………… which they don’t bother to answer…………
Meanwhile on the email front……………………….. I keep receiving emails from Facebook telling me I have lots of activity on my page and I need to get on it and interact with all these people………………………………… which I would LOVE to do IF FACEBOOK WOULD JUST LET ME DO IT!!!!!!!
It worries me that I cannot get into the account because I don’t want my readers to think I am ignoring them when they comment or ask me a question on Facebook.
Has anyone else had this kind of fun foisted on them by Facebook? If so, how the heck did you resolve it (IF you were able to resolve it!)? Does anyone have any good suggestions as to alternative ways to interact with our readers? We’d LOVE to hear from you. Don’t bother to do it on Facebook, since we don’t have access even to look at our page. Please respond by commenting on this post on our Heirs of Honor website.