The “Reflections” section was added to give our members an opportunity to document their tours in Vietnam. We often overlook some of the most unique experiences encountered by the men and women who proudly served our country.
How many times have you listened to a veteran with an interesting story about Vietnam? Unfortunately the only place where that story resides is in the mind of the veteran. We do a good job of verbalizing events while in the company of friends or other veterans, but we do a poor job of documenting those stories in writing so they can be shared with a wider audience.
Our goal is to start the process of transferring these priceless stories and experiences from the minds of our members to our website. These written compositions will allow others to better understand what happened during the Vietnam War. Members are free to express whatever thoughts and memories they want. The articles might reflect on the good times as well as the difficult times. They might describe funny events that will bring a smile to your face, or they might describe tragic events where everything went wrong. Some veterans may prefer to discuss how their Vietnam service influenced their lives after the war while others may want to talk about the lasting friendships that were formed in Vietnam and then maintained years later.
We hope to include some pictures of the members submitting articles for this section. Each of us has a finite life but the memories we document can be retained and shared well after we have passed. Click on the icon below to read the first article.
“365 And a Wake-Up” by Dick Ammon, January 17, 2015.