Veterans
 
Left to right, Gus, Dale and Adrianne Dye, Bob and Patrick Bayer in San Diego, 1990.
 
 
    Civilians will never understand that if Vietnam veterans have been tortured, it was not by the Viet Cong but by the wives who still don't know we were there, the parents who demanded that we not express our pain, the sisters who were afraid to let us hold their babies, and the girlfriends who believed that if they made us angry we would kill them, because that's what the Vietnam veterans on television would do in the movies of the week that have been manufactured like cheese to accommodate the most irrational prejudices of a civilian audience.
--from "Vietnam Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry"
 
 
  
 
 
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