We love celebrating heros. And they deserve it. But we’re quick to brush under the rug the full cost of war and a society that supports all its people.
“Knight’s welcome home ceremony stands in contrast to the conditions of the U.S.’s fewer than 850,000 living Vietnam veterans, many of whom still suffer from the aftereffects of combat. These include severe injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and health issues related to Agent Orange exposure. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimates that nearly half of all currently-homeless veterans served during Vietnam.”
Vietnam Veteran’s Remains Flown Home By His Son
The remains of Col. Roy Knight Jr., shot down in 1967, arrived in Dallas Thursday to an emotional audience.
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