A duplicate of the thread that I posted in Hot Topics.
This certainly can't be considered as CURRENT events...but it certainly involved politics, and warfare is a nasty job. For whatever reasons, whether or not the troops really knew the reasons for what they were doing (or, worse, those who were forcibly drafted and could not see any reason at all for this long nightmare), I have always had utmost admiration for Vietnam veterans.
You can look at ANY STATE, and a list of cities, including the very smallest, will come up. This is really sobering. Click on the link and find the city you went to high school and look at the names.
OR. MUCH MORE LIKELY, THE CITY WHERE YOUR PARENTS OR PERHAPS EVEN GRANDPARENTS WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL...
Click on the name and it will give details of the death.
First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear.
Then click on their names. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.
This really is an amazing web site. Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create it.
I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country.
The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam war with the names, bio's and other information on our lost heroes. Those who remember that time frame, or perhaps lost friends or family can look them up on this site.
Pass the link on to others, as many knew wonderful people whose names are listed.