Pleiku, Da Nang, Tet, Saigon, Quang Tri, Dac To, Cam Ranh, Vung Tao, Tra Vinh, Yankee Station, Dixie Station---names that come back to haunt the living as voices from the past. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Seals, Green Berets, other "special"" forces personnel fought and died in places like these. Some are still listed as Missing in Action, and some are still Prisoners of War. Their average age was 23. I was 19 when I joined.
Count your blessings. Pray that war never comes to knock at your door.