As a Vietnam combat veteran, who served with the 101st Airborne Division during Tet of 1968, I believe it is both fitting and important to remember that America must fight tyranny where ever it is found. The Communist tyranny was confronted in Vietnam and still exists today in places like Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela.
As with all wars all gave some some gave all. It is important to learn from wars like Vietnam. Our fight for the Far East was won by our soldiers, sailors, airman and Marines on the battlefield but lost in the halls of the U.S. Congress. Today history is repeating itself with a 1400-year old form of tyranny rising in the Middle East. Tyranny is always lurking in the shadows waiting to strike America and the free world. History tells us so.
The United States Department of Defense has instituted a nationwide program to remember those who fought and died in Vietnam on its 50th Anniversary – November 1st, 2015.
The below video, featuring the voice of renowned actor Mr. Sam Elliott, is a tribute to the 7.2 million living veterans and the 9 million families of all who served from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975. Thank you for your service and sacrifice!