It is good to hear from you. Thank you so much for responding. I have spent many long hours searching for information. We have corresponded with so many wonderful people who have been so helpful. I am so glad I have gotten to know so many Vietnam Veterans who have so much love, respect and care for each other. I regret that all Americans haven't seen what great people you all are.
I salute you and thank you for serving our country. You all are what make this country great. I look forward to hearing from you soon. God Bless you!
REFLECTIONS: I have received many e-mails from grateful Americans who just want to show their appreciation in some way. I have not heard from Jane Fonda - sorry, I couldn't resist. Many people are trying to "catch-up" on a part of their lives they seem to have missed. When the War was "happening" they weren't paying attention, they weren't aware or tuned-in. I find that many people really don't know what happened and are ignorant about the details of the War. It was a long time ago but many of my contemporaries only know the Hollywood version of the War and truly believe they know everything they need to know or want to know about the Vietnam War. Some have said they think we vets are "stuck" in the past and that we need to move beyond the war, to forget it, to let it go. They have a point. We are about living our lives as they are today but I think we, as a society, should try to put that period of our history in a healthier context than it has been for the last several decades. Like a deep family feud maybe we need to reconcile some of our differences before we pass on.