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Returning From a the War

 When I returned form Viet Nam, I found it hard to believe that so many Americans were anti war.

I was proud of my uniform and wore it every day. But finally took it off because I got tired of being approached people asking strange, almost hurtful questions. Like:

1) Did you enjoy killing women and children?

2) Did you know Lt. C?

3) How could a black man fight in a white man's war?

4) Bring any ears back with you?

It took me a while to realise that it wasn't I that was hated. It was the war that was hated.

retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 5 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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Thank you.

Thank you Shadow.

Wow... I'm sorry you were treated that way. While I was a child at the time the war ended, I still can't understand how people could treat our veterans like that. <br />
I support those who have chosen to defend our country.

Thank you.

That's the thing about it. People confused hating the war with hating people who signed up to defend their country and had to then do whatever their superiors told them to do... I wasn't around back then, but I think that much I get...