I think of all wars our soldiers have fought, the Vietnam War was the forgotten one. Our military were treated abominably by some people when they came home from the war.
We know they were spit upon, called baby killers and other epithets I don’t wish to mention on this blog.
Out of the 22 suicides every day by Veterans, about 72% of veterans are at least 50. It is not surprising, then, that the VA found that people in this age group account for 69% of veteran suicides — or more than 15 of the 22 per day.
On this Veteran’s Day I wish to give our Vietnam Vets the thanks that they deserve for serving our country.
How many people even know what the biggest battles in the Vietnam were? We know about D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima,the taking of Baghdad, Ramadi, just to name a few. But do we really know about any battles in Vietnam?
You can watch this video of one of our worst losses in Vietnam, the battle of Ong Thahn
And/or the following film done by the Marine Corp:
US Marines vs Vietcong in Vietnam “Contact (Ambush)” 1966 USMC
In Honor of my Brother Paul, USMC,
My Uncle Charlie, who died in Vietnam