Americans don't care Garry. He was a good American that fought for our freedom in Vietnam. Americans strongly revere the military religiously.
He was a good American... do Americans even acknowledge there is any other kind?
Of course if he had not been so brave and America had instead lost the war in Vietnam... America would now have a commander in chief controlled by the Kremlin... Oh Oh!!
The Vietnam war was about the end of colonialism... the French occupied and exploited Indo China as they called it right up until WWII, when they ran away and left the country to be occupied by Japan. Then when WWII ended they went back in and took control over everything again.
Some Vietnamese who didn't want to be the victims of colonial oppression asked the US for help in fighting off the French and the US rejected them... does it sound familiar to an American... someone wanting to fight the British in their own country and getting some help from the French... but the US said no, and so they asked the Soviets for help getting rid of colonial oppression and the US went in there to replace the French as colonial overlords and ended up leaving... like the French.
Instead of saving the world from communism, America was actually promoting colonial oppression... if they had lived up to their values and helped the Vietnamese I rather doubt the Soviets would have helped the French and Vietnam could have become a free democracy dominated by US companies hoovering up any valuable resources they might have had instead of spending billions murdering the local population and losing quite a few young men in the process.
But then the cold war started with north korea wanting to reunify the country... the Chinese and Soviets really only got involved when the UN got involved... shame the UN wasn't around to prevent the unification of Northern and Southern states during the US civil war.
Hey Garry, these are two good articles that you should read if you didn't know about him especially the second one where he did all he could to suppress the fact that the US left POWs in Vietnam.
Thanks, but I really don't like the guy and am not interested in learning about his history...