Thanks to all who served, whether in Viet Nam, during the Viet Nam Era, or any other time. I also have great respect for veterans, some of whom posted above, who could get away with claiming to have served in Viet Nam but have nothing to do with such falsehoods, the stealing of valor, as some four million Americans reportedly do (i.e., claim to have served in Nam when they did not). The people who actually went, as the above posts show, just mention the bare facts in response to this thread's question. Haymaker, it was nice of you to ask.
Those of us that served during Vietnam were largely under appreciated at the time for our service. I think it's only been the last 10 years or so that people have begun to recognize us.
Anyone on here belong to the Vietnam Veterans of America organization? Membership is open to any veteran that served during the Vietnam war regardless if your boots were on the ground in Nam or not. I did attend a meeting in my area but there ended up being a lot of arguing during the meeting and kind of turned me off. Been an American Legion member for many years.