Being a Vietnam War Protestor is Nothing to Be Proud Of
By: Lance Winslow
During this Presidential Debate, we here a number of candidates relishing and bragging about being a “war-protestor” in the 60s, but that is nothing I would be proud of if I were them. Recently, one apologized to me, when I told them, that someone had spit on my father in his uniform after he came back from the war. They stated:
“I apologize for how your dad was treated when he returned from Vietnam. This was highly inappropriate and unacceptable, and a very tragic part of our Vietnam history, that we may never work through…though I sure wish we could.”
Well, I was very young, and it really upset me, I did not understand at the time. My dad was drafted, but since he was a pilot he joined the Navy as a pilot, he did 250 combat missions, when only 75 was required, many of his friends died before their 75 missions, nearly 50% of the Navy Pilots did not come back some were shot down, and died in Vietnam War Prisons, others later came back. John McCain also flew an A-4, so now you kind of understand what I am talking about here.
My point being that the War Protestors did in fact cause people to mistreat our military personal, that is not leadership, it is only war protesting without consideration of our own military in my opinion. My dad is over it, success in life is the best revenge, still, well, you understand how I feel, I am not going to ever condone or congratulate anyone who goes out of their way to talk down our military, neither should you if you care about this great nation. That’s how “I” feel about it – Sincerely, Lance.
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