Perspective Connecting Vietnam War Era With The Present by Daniel Opacki

Perspective Connecting Vietnam War Era With The Present by Daniel Opacki

My Vietnam War, 50 Years Later

Author John Grant, a Vietnam War era veteran offers his reflections on his life during the Vietnam War. It’s rare an American writer references the Tale of Kieu, a narrative poem I read during my youth. I believed one day I’d also be going to Vietnam.

Luckily I didn’t, but my interests in reading about Vietnam beginning at a young age led me to know more than I should have as someone growing up working in textiles, plastics, and chemical mills. Grant sagely ends his article with a poignant assessment of modern American society and politcs.  

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