By James R. Wilson
These tales concentrate on a uniquely southern view of Vietnam. when it comes to numbers the South shouldered greater than its percentage of human cost—31 percentage of american citizens who served got here from one of many 11 states of the outdated Confederacy, and 28 percentage of the lifeless have been southerners. Southerners additionally dropped at Vietnam definite shared cultural tastes and a very southern history of honor in army carrier stemming from the Civil battle. for plenty of, as their testimony unearths, a feeling of patriotism used to be verified and wondered through the horrors of conflict, and for others that patriotism was once a persevered resource of strength.
Individually and jointly, in spite of the fact that, those oral histories make up an image of conflict that forestalls us from forgetting the reality as one veteran placed it: “Vietnam used to be now not one battle, yet one thousand little nasty wars.”
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