American intervention in Vietnam began with a
generation of boys born to the veterans of the second
World War. Boys who lived in the afterglow and dreamed
of the glory. Patriotism was thick in a country who
came out of the second great war stronger than it had
entered. We were unbeatable. America had survived to
continue itís fight against injustice and for liberty.
The new fight was against communism.
The war might never
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The people are
ready to lift the blame from the soldiers shoulders and
give them the respect they deserve.
There are still differing opinions about US
involvement in Vietnam and there always will be. The
issue that remains is whether or not politicians
learned anything. Only time will tell.
Caputo, Philip. A Rumor of War. Henry Holt and Co,Inc.
New York, New York. 1977,1996
Born on the Fourth of July, Universal Pictures. 1980