Re: Ken Burns Vietnam War Documentary
Posted by Stephen Mark Truhan MACV Team 21, Ben Het on 12:42:30 10/03/17
You are so much more than the "Scribe." Your gathering of personal insights, reflections, and writings, and the establishment of this site for others to pen their own recollections, create a truthful and lasting repository for the thoughts and efforts of those who fought there. I'm in agreement with you and Jack Finch on the Ken Burns series. The series was very long on the standard stories and film clips we have come to expect concerning any visual recounting of the Vietnam War; from the 'Zippo moment' of thatched roof burning, to draft card burning, to My Lai, college upheavals and Kent State, to anti-war activist Jane Fonda's 'Tour of Duty' with an NVA anti-aircraft battery. The series was a lot short on depicting the day to day professionalism, dedication and courage of the soldiers of the Allied efforts at combating the invasion from the North. Perhaps, given the passage of another several decades, the "Gold Standard" of the Burns series will show it's tarnish, and the Vietnam War will again be examined in a multi-part depiction, by someone who approaches the subject with a more open mind. Thank you again, Jack, for your efforts and for maintaining a firm belief in the necessity in a correct and truthful record.
- Stephen Mark Truhan - bruce hughes 19:06:23 10/03/17