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Bud Savoie BS: Were Vietnam veterans spat upon? (176* d) RE: BS: Were Vietnam veterans spat upon? 04 May 00


This thread opens up a very sore wound. Yes, I served two years in Nam, spoke the language, and was as close to my Vietnamese friends as to my American ones. I returned with a bad case of what we called "Ho Chi Minh's revenge", which lasted two years, and a case of claustrophobia so bad that I passed out four times on the plane ride back. Most of what you read in the newspapers and saw on TV gave a false picture of the people and the GIs who were there. No, no one spit in my face when I returned, but I haven't any doubt that it did happen to some.

I am a Holy Cross alumnus also, and receiving the various alum mailings, I can tell you that the place has become thoroughly PC and leftward swooning. I can understand a Holy Cross war protester writing a book claiming that we are liars; people of that ilk have to justify themselves, and they do it by attacking others.

I have read so much anti-vet garbage, that I frankly doubt that I will read this. April 30th is always a very emotional day for me, and this year is the 25th anniversary of the day I first felt ashamed to be an American.




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