Impact with Kenny Anderson: ‘Vietnam Revisited’ Skip Vaughn, Author and Editor, Redstone Rocket Episode 274
Vietnam Revisited shares the personal stories of America's sons and daughters who fought the most unpopular war in our nation's history. They answered America's call to arms to fight the spread of communism in Southeast Asia. While antiwar sentiment and protests raged at home, many Americans volunteered to serve in the Vietnam War. Many were drafted. But the Vietnam veterans and Vietnam-era veterans put their lives on the line to do their nation's bidding. And when they returned home, they came back to an ungrateful nation. Many returning military members were shunned verbally and physically. They were called baby killers and murderers for their service. To right our past wrongs, the United States government proclaimed a commemoration of fifty years since the end of the Vietnam War. This inspired the author of Vietnam Revisited to interview Vietnam veterans and Vietnam-era veterans weekly since January 2015. Author Skip Vaughn discusses the journey in writing this publication.