Fighting Forces: Vietnam (5-pk)(Tin)
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Since they were gifts, I can't get too angry, but at the same time I feel like everyone needs to know what a scam they're running. Save your money on anything this company publishes for sale... THIS HAS ZERO DOCUMENTARY,OR ENTERTAINMENT VALUE!
Let me make my own position clear before reviewing this product. I did not serve in Vietnam. I was
of draft age, I was called up for the pre-induction physical, found fit to serve, was in "the lottery" and had
a number low enough that I was supposed to be drafted. I fully expected to be, but was not. I believe to
this day that had I been sent there I would have died there. I also felt that the war was a terrible mistake
and one which we hadn't learned well enough to avoid some of the same mistakes in
the Middle East, "Vietnam in the Sand" as it was ironically called and in fact, came to be.
It is not possible to support a government half the world away, which does not have the support of its
own people, against a very determined and persistent enemy. Eventually such a government will
collapse and all that an outside power can do is forestall the inevitable--perhaps indefinitely, but at
great cost. Anyhow, back to this product. [By the bye, the only reason I can figure for why I did not
get sent to Vietnam was that the Paris peace talks were making progress and then the military essentially
stopped inducting more draftees, and began sending troops out of country. And there must have been
a large pool of eligible candidates in my area in the meantime, during the months when they still were
drafting. One of those flukes of fate that sometimes you never do quite understand.
This was "written" and produced by Edward Rasen, who at one time was a LRRP team leader and later,
in civilian life a producer for ABC news.Read more ›
P.s. the booklet does have a misprint about My lai. (mentioned in another review).
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I have been doing research for the last two years on the history of the U.S. Battles and I'm just getting started on Vietnam. Read morePublished on December 13, 2011 by David & Susan Coplan
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This should serve only as reference material about US propaganda machine during the Vietnam conflict. Read morePublished on December 2, 2010 by Daniel Laird
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