This comment was from Copyleft on Why Vietnam Vets Are America’s Greatest Heroes
A lot of vets seem to skip over the fact that the Vietnam War was, in fact, WRONG. It was a war crime. It was illegal. Americans opposed it for very, very good reasons.
So where does that leave those who were yanked into it against their will? They were victims. They deserve our sympathy. But that doesn’t make them heroes.
And those who knew it was illegal and eagerly signed up to go anyway and kill some gooks? They’re not even in the running for “hero” status.