The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War had to be the biggest single societal influence in the lives of Baby Boomers. It both unified and separated us.

Where does one begin when writing about this and where does one end? That's the dilemma facing the Ol' Boomer as I write this section. There's a lot of emotion surrounding this event not only for me but also for most of you.

Here's How I've Decided to Handle "Nam".

I'm going to write and post just a few articles and videos about the War and then let you, the reader, Share Your Thoughts. I'd rather let you and other Boomers tell your stories than give you a bunch of rehashed garbage you've been hearing all your life!

So, here's some thoughts and images to get the ball rolling and then it's your turn run with it.

First is this link which will take you to the best slide-show overview of the war that I have found. I recommend starting with the first slide and then just clicking on "continue" until you've gone through it all.

And here's a veteran's "poem" dedicated to "The Man in the Door"

       Country Joe and the Fish

          What Are We Fighting For?

         THE WALL

I'll close with this Veteran's poignant article written after being at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial dedication ceremony.

Now It's Your Turn Boomer!

How Did the Vietnam War Affect Your Life?

What's your story?

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Vietnam - A Different War 
In the annals of American history, there may be no other country name that evokes such emotion as the country of Vietnam. The history of this conflict …

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