We all have stories of suffering abuse for our political commitments. One of mine was going to visit my Uncle Jack who was the Commander of a VFW Post in Florida. Uncle Jack was a 22 plus year veteran of the Navy, a Senior Chief Petty Officer, who died from Agent Orange exposure not many years after his retirement. When I went to the VFW Post to visit him, he wasn't in yet. I expressed my desire to wait and ordered a beer. Asked for my membership, I produced my VVAW card, as different organizations usually honor other groups. I was refused service and told, "We don't recognize you guys; members here performed honorable service." I left. While I hold no animosity, I never make the mistake of confusing politics and service.
Drs. Benjamin Spock and King leadingApril 15th, 1967 anti-war march.
I'm a Vietnam-era vet member of VVAW. My own service was in the 101st Airborne at Ft. Campbell, KY, from 1959 thru 1961... Read More