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Friday, March 29, 2013
Forty Years and it feels like yesterday
In compliance with the Paris Peace Accords forty years ago today the last US combat troops left Vietnam.
I was an Air Force NCO then, rarely left the US and never saw duty in SE Asia, yet I still get a lump in my throat whenever I think back on those years. Our soldiers were treated horribly at home and mislead dangerously abroad. Cynicism and mistrust have been the order of the day in America since. Someday, the world will accept my view that politicians and their children should be the first to go whenever/wherever wars are fought.