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As I’ve mentioned previously, I came into adulthood during the Vietnam War.   I was never one of those glorious, glamorized free-spirit hippies who seem to epitomize the sixties and early seventies these days.  Contrary to popular media presentation of that period […]

As the helicopters unloaded the young soldiers near a rice paddy in Vietnam, the enemy began to rain fire on them from three sides.  More than 30 young soldiers fell wounded in the opening minutes.  Heedless of the danger, one […]

July 12, 2011 “The soldier in uniform extended his prosthetic hand after losing his own in battle. And the commander in chief who sent him there reached out to clasp it. It was a sobering moment toward the end of […]