Last Wednesday I spoke to a room filled with veterans from WWII, the Korean, and Vietnam wars. They asked me to tell about my book, why I wrote it. As I spoke, heads nodded in agreement and validation. At the end— I thanked these amazingly resilient veterans for their service.
After being sent or drafted to fight in an unpopular jungle war, they returned to hostile streets unlike past veterans had ever seen. Despite their experiences 40+ years ago, we see them today living their “Never Again” policy. “Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another.”
Now 60 to 70 years old, many proudly wear caps embroidered with their units or insignias. Rather than joining buddies on golf courses, these vets show up in airports and armories— welcoming troops back home, knowing it’s a soldier’s first step toward healing.
It’s got to be hard— coming back to The World from a war zone. Nobody knows that more than Vietnam veterans. Such a great generation— these vets just keep on serving our country!