Writing about Army life during the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Not Like Viet Nam
During the Viet Nam War soldiers were pariahs in many parts of the country. Tonight, I stopped at Starbucks on Columbia Avenue in Lancaster on the way back from drill. The man in front of me in line was in his 40s. After he ordered two coffees he asked if I was having coffee, then bought mine also. He thanked me for fighting the war on terror. Nothing like that happened to me during Viet Nam.