Many of you who read these pages weren't alive when I was In Vietnam. Some of you were quite young, and some of you will remember, all too well, the days and nights of unholy terror that struck at our hearts and souls, leaving scars and wounds that will never heal. Some of us returned, changed forever, as the reality of the reasons behind the war set in, and the knowledge that we should never have been there in the first place became real in our lives. Many of us saw women and children killed, or maimed, farms destroyed, a way of life overturned by forces that should have never been unleashed.
My nightmares stopped about 3 years ago. I spent many, many months in therapy, trying to combat the PTSD that haunted me for over 25 years, until I came to grips with my Karmic role in the war, and how it was that I could have let myself get into that situation in the first place.
The nightmares are gone now, but I still remember, and I still cry.
Fifty-eight thousand, two hundred nine names are on The Wall. The names of those Americans who fought and died believing they were doing the right thing, and those who knew they were not, but were unable to stop because of the force of the military machine.
These pages are dedicated to those men and women, their spouses, family members, and loved ones they left behind, and to those who fought and survived, bent, twisted, never to be the same.
Let us never again be blinded by the greed and hatred of our government towards our fellow humans. Let us, instead, forge ahead with the ways of peace.
Viet Nam 1954-1975
Lest We Forget
Links to other Vietnam related sites and Veteran's pages.
The Viet Nam Pictures Archive The people, landscape, history and arts of Viet Nam.
TheViet Nam War The Historical Text Archive of the University of Mississippi
Viet Nam Research An in-depth look at the war
Viet Nam War Page University of Louisville
History of Viet Nam War Page Gettysburg College