Magazine article VFW Magazine

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Magazine article VFW Magazine

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Truth About Vietnam Vets Long Overdue

"A Long Way Home for the Truth About Vietnam Veterans" (March) by Susan Katz Keating hit the nail on the head. Ninety percent of the guys in my company in Vietnam came home to lead successful and productive lives (I know this from reunions). Your project is a great service to Vietnam veterans.

Ted Buchanan

Gillette, Wyo.

The Long Way Home Project is very refreshing, and even though you will encounter a lot of resistance, "Go man, Go" Do it for us proud Vietnam vets.

Don Tonkin

Bremerton, Wash.

Keep fighting the good fight: That's what Vietnam veterans do best. You have my profound gratitude, respect and best wishes for your success.

Mike Billington

Wilmington, Del.

Kudos to you and your associates for working to undo three decades of negative stereotyping. Hopefully your project will gain the attention it deserves.

Charles Newcomb

Salida, Colo.

It has been enormously irritating for me to see Vietnam vets portrayed as maladjusted losers who contribute nothing valuable to society. I am pleased to see someone providing the public with a more accurate picture.

Richard Kimball

Highland, Calif.

When I read this article it brought tears to my eyes to finally see in print what I felt was true all along. Thank you for doing a great work for Vietnam vets and for truth.

Archie Lintz

Castle Rock, Colo.

Editor's Note: If you would like to obtain this Vietnam vet video series, call 1-800-- 945-2478 or visit the Web sites:

www.vnwar.com or www.ourpatriots.com.

Draftees Noble Soldiers

"The Draft and Historical Amnesia" (Now Hear This, March) was outstanding. I was not a draftee, but felt they were as noble as any soldier I ever served with in combat as a member of an infantry rifle company. I don't suffer fools who demean them.

At the time I rotated out as a rifle platoon sergeant in the Korean War, my assistant platoon sergeant and three of my squad leaders were draftees. …

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