Thursday, October 19, 2017

Did you fight in Vietnam alone?

Please explain something to me. Why is it that you went into combat with others, but find it impossible to ask for someone to help you fight the battle afterwards? 

Look at this picture.
Vietnam War and Music


Are they standing together? Did you fight in Vietnam alone?

Sure, you had no problem asking for help to defeat the enemy there. So why have such a hard time asking for help to defeat the enemy that came home with you?

For all the talk about PTSD and the number folks accept as the suicide total of veterans taking their own lives, most of them are Vietnam veterans.

65% are over the age of 50. You survived all these years but seem to want to retire and sit alone with your thoughts that you cannot control or stuff anymore.

Isolation is not the answer. Brotherhood is. Find a group of other Vietnam veterans and have someone to help you fight this battle. After all, as soon as you defeat it, the sooner you can help another veteran.


Memorial Day Participants Visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Barney Bidders, a retired soldier, and Les Newell, a retired Marine, both Vietnam War veterans from Virginia, recall memories of service at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during a Memorial Day event at the wall in Washington, D.C., May 28, 2012.