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Response to upaloopa (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 05:59 PM

23. This isn't about you (and you are not the only one who fought in Viet Nam). He said HE fought for

 

rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

That's his perception and he's entitled to it.

How can you be so presumptuous as to imply that you speak for other Viet Nam vets and that no one has fought for such rights.

The Viet Nam war was more complicated than what you make it out to be. Before Tet, morale was high in many units. Not everyone knew or even suspected that the government was lying to us. Not everyone was an unwilling draftee, and especially not everyone was an unwilling draftee before Tet.

Patriotism was high in many units before Tet, and there were true believers. To say or imply that no one went to Viet Nam under the belief that they were fighting for the United States, or fighting for the rights that we enjoyed under the Constitution and the rule of law, is untrue.

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