Have you forgotten? The Vietnam War Extract Data File of the Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Extract Files contains records of 58,220 U.S. military fatal casualties of the Vietnam War. One of my best friends Roger Carey, U.S. Marine was Killed after just six months of serving in that hell hole. UPDATED: Remembering Roger G. Carey, pictured above, of Windom, Minnesota, Killed In Vietnam Then Vietnam War run by politicians. The Vietnam vets were treated so badly by our government and citizens. Over my years in radio I interviewed many on the radio. I would have our heroes tell their stories. One soldier told me that when he flew into O’Hare airport in Chicago, he went to sit down and the people around him got up and left, refusing to sit by him. A persistent but unfounded criticism leveled against those who protested in opposition to the Vietnam War is that they spat upon and otherwise derided returning soldiers, calling them “baby-killers”. Now as a Pastor, I have officiated many funerals for these men. Presently many are are homeless, over 1 in 10 homeless people in America are veterans. More Here. Many are suffering from the effects of agent orange and other physical and mental health issues. Agent Orange was a tactical herbicide the U.S. military used to clear leaves and vegetation for military operations mainly during the Vietnam War. Roughly 300-thousand veterans have died from Agent Orange exposure — that’s almost five times as many as the 58-thousand who died in combat. “Did it save lives? No doubt. Over there it did, but nobody knew it was going to be taking them later,” said Dan Stenvold, President of the North Dakota branch of the VVA.
From Our hero here at FGGAM, Pastor Jerry McCullah who served us in the Vietnam War. Vietnam Veteran Dredges Up
Please pray for Pastor Jerry at this time, he is having a health issue.
History of the Vietnam War, You should know this, the extreme sacrifices our loved ones gave to us.
God bless all of our Vietnam veterans, who in my view, were among the first fighting men and women to suffer under the (now) longstanding US approach of fighting not to win, but for political goals. Starting with the Korean Conflict, our country decided that war can be fought and deemed “completed” or “won” without the mindset of “avoid war at all times, but if it becomes necessary, then fight to win and do so overwhelmingly.” The deterrent effect of fighting strongly and calling the shots at the end of the battle is lost when the goal is a political or how-can-we-put-lipstick-on-this-pig approach to war. I honor all veterans for answering the call, some losing it all (immediately or over the years due to poisoning) and a special shout out to our last-of-the-drafted US military members who served during the Vietnam War. God bless you! Lord, forgive us for failing to properly support and care for you after what you suffered. Even now, the VA just started implementing the PACT Act to address injuries shown or presumed to have been caused by or affiliated with chemical exposures and burn pits during war, as happened during the Iraq War and subsequent period – though I’m very thankful this is happening.