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Vietnam Plus-50

tsegall Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 10:51 AM
The government was all too happy to get our service, but it made it the business of the VA to deny help to those of us who had PTSD or other sorts of psychiatric problems. If I hadn't had my job at the Post Office from which I was drafted and was able to return to after I got out of the hospital and discharged I am certain I would have ended up homeless, probably hospitalized or imprisoned, and long dead. I am too upset to continue. It was forty-four years ago, and I still can't get over it. W.

HANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism.

Today, Vietnam is fighting a war with itself.

A local TV program reminds a visitor of Chinese propaganda "operas" circa 1970. Performers, some wearing military garb with a backdrop of missiles and an American B-52 bomber going down in flames, commemorate the 1972 Christmas bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong ordered by President Richard Nixon. Banners and posters in...