Posted on Jan 19, 2021
Cpl Vic Burk
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To the Vietnam Veteran, how does this make you feel?

I saw this a while back. I ran across it today and it made me think, and sad at the loss of so many of my brothers, and really close friends who not only died in combat but also died as a result of their service.
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LTC Tom Jones
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Not unlike all wars, the War in Vietnam was a helluva thing. Lost a couple of classmates and a first cousin KIA. No doubt we lost some of our best and brightest there and many of our best and brightest returnees have never been the same since. To those who say we lost that war, I would point out that our military never lost a major engagement in Vietnam. In fact, as General Schwarzkopf would later note, "We kicked the VC and NVA's assess all over SE Asia." Too, as a heated episode in the larger context of the Cold War, it was a major contributor to the decline and ultimate dissolution of the Soviet Union. That is, Vietnam helped us win the Cold War. Unfortunately, much was sacrificed in the process. As great as our sacrifices were, I cannot help but think the biggest losers were the South Vietnamese people themselves--as many as 1.4 million dead of whom 85% were said to have been civilians. And, in the end, they lost their freedom.
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SGT Lorenzo Nieto
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I can under stand what you are saying I to lost friends I served with, and did not know if I was going to see the next day I had a chance to see what it ment to lose you freedom and what it was to be poor even though the war was one of the most unpopular wars in our life time and the way we were treated I would do it all over again you may think that it’s nuts but I did it for my country
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Cpl Vic Burk That about sums it up.
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SPC Randy Z.
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Very little unsaid, seems to cover it all my friend. “Welcome home” to all who went to that place we called the ‘nam
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