Finally, a Way to Respond
I was drafted in 1969 and served as a medic in a rifle platoon in Vietnam.
For decades I and my fellow veterans have had to bear the slander of our service and character without a forum to counter the lies. Words especially cannot express my feelings of regret for those I saw killed and maimed to have been lied about for so long.
At last there is a way of going around Hollywood and the press and defending ourselves, thanks to those who maintain websites like this one.
Mr. Kilmer's slurs of the finest men of my generation are beneath contempt and I for one am not willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
There is almost no context in which I can reasonably infer an innocent explanation for his words.
I'm sure the truth will out and the people of New Mexico will have a chance to judge him.
Ed. note: George, thank you for your service, and Welcome Home. Thanks, too, for stopping by to express yourself.
We invite you to share your stories of service in Vietnam. Many vets don't want to talk about the things they experienced, but many others find it helpful to the healing process.
We believe that your generation of American service members needs a place where their voices can be heard. And the people of America need to know the truth about our involvement in Southeast Asia, and what fine men and women represented us in uniform.
So, to George and any other Viet Nam vets, please feel free to share your stories on our pages.
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