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Vietnam: Angel of Death Paperback – July, 2002
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Spiller has authored nine books and numerous articles. He is the father of two children.
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With the passage of time, it became more and more difficult for him to make his presentations at high schools, until finally, one day, overwhelmed by his burden of shame and sorrow, he could not do it and walked out. He never made another one. Although privately he was questioning the war more and more, he wanted to get on with his life, so he mostly suppressed his questions and emotions for years, until he accompanied his son to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. There he had no choice but to face his past. He talked about it with his son and soon after returning home began looking up the families to whom he had been the "Angel of Death." This began a long process of healing for him.
This healing process has brought him a long way from the gung-ho Marine he had once been. I admire him for his courage in facing such terrible memories, although he has yet to account for the war's effect on the people of Vietnam, and his role therein.Read more ›