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
4 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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.