To the editor:
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, thousands of young men and women returned to the United States after having served our country in the Vietnam War.
It turned out to be the war everyone wanted to forget – except those of us who fought there.
Most of us were 17 to 22 years old, more than 8,000 miles from home and scared to death ... We prayed, we fought, we bled and some died. But we did as we felt we were expected to do, and none of us came home the same as when we left.