Video: Vietnam Veteran Receives Gracious Letter From Anonymous Admirer

Daniel Doherty
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Posted: Apr 26, 2015 9:00 AM
Video: Vietnam Veteran Receives Gracious Letter From Anonymous Admirer

Well, it’s Sunday and the news is slow, so I figured I'd post this video, which is both heartwarming and kind of amazing—a gesture that may or may not make you weepy.

Richard Smith, as he remembers, was not given the warm welcome US veterans of foreign wars deserve when he arrived home from the war in Vietnam. Many in his generation, after all, were spit on, sneered at, and even accused of war crimes—although he makes no mention of these things actually happening to him. Nevertheless, when he found a small note inside the handle of his parked car (which, understandably, he assumed was an unwelcome missive informing him that his vehicle had been accidentally damaged) he was pleasantly surprised by its contents.

The note, which I first came across browsing Red Alert Politics, reads as follows:

“I thank you so much for fighting for our country. The dedication of your life will always, forever be appreciated. So much love to you. Have a beautiful, peaceful happy day and life, God bless.”

Well said. Watch the full clip below (via WPTM West Palm Beach):