Week ending February 2, 2014
The top search of the week was ‘vietnam draftees.’ I actually have no idea which post this search term led to, as I’ve never really written about Vietnam draftees. I’ve written quite a few posts referencing Vietnam though – a war I become more and more interested in as time passes. Growing up, I knew quite a few Vietnam veterans who were friends with my dad. They were young and building their lives. Even then, as a child, I knew them as “my dad’s friend, the Vietnam veteran.” That’s how he was identified. That’s how I – as a child – identified those grown men.
Here are the posts I’ve written that I’ve tagged ‘vietnam’:
Book Reviews: The Things They Carried and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Grunt lingo: “There it is” (Vietnam)
The Black Magic of the Infantry
Jacob’s Ladder and the need for “serious talk” for veterans
Don Draper on war, youth, and military service
The Command Sergeant Major’s Nightmare
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