posted on Sep, 30 2020 @ 12:20 PM
I give respect to the people who fought for this country. I may not have believed that the vietnam war was appropriate, but still supported the guys
fighting in it. Some people treated them badly, because the war was a scam created by the people in power both here and in Russia. It was to
stimulate the economies of both countries I guess. But the Soldiers were great, they just couldn't believe that they were fighting a war that really
did not need to be fought. Many figured that out when they were fighting. They were not stupid, but the war was kind of stupid, lots of soldiers got
killed and wounded when all we needed was to have our governments sit at a table and discuss things and work things out. These are different times
and I like it that Trump tried to avoid wars.
I always will respect the people in the military unless they went rogue and got carried away and did very bad things. I was never in the military,
but have had lots of friends that were. Some that fought in Vietnam got kind of messed up...paranoid. But I gave them respect and would just change
the subject if they talked about that stuff, telling them it is good that it ended and trying to persuade them to let it go, they were safe now.
Probably something to do with all the agent orange and other chemicals they doused everyone with over there. The vast majority of Vietnam vets were
perfectly normal though, it depended where they were fighting I suppose. Many saw some very bad things happen to other soldiers, they didn't like to
talk about it.
Contrary to the beliefs long ago, most Vietnam soldiers did not do drugs. I think it was something to do with people trying to justify smoking pot
that were protesting here, sure, some of the soldiers did smoke weed, but the majority did not. That gave vietnam vets less respect by many of the
older vets from previous wars, The media blew it out of proportion back then and that was bad. The Vietnam vets had to get their own organization to
fight for their soldiers problems because consensus of the time was messed up. This is what I have pieced together from playing pinnacle at the VFW
for years. and talking to the old vets playing cards.
Is my conclusion close to correct? I am too young to have been a soldier in the Vietnam war, but I have met lots of people who have, many of my
friends and people I worked with were Vietnam vets over the years. I am proud they went to fight for this country, but am not convinced that the war
they fought was necessary for us to be in.