The below listed link to Gen Anthony Zini, USMC (Ret), former Commander, US Central Command, is an outstanding presentation that should be viewed by all family members of Vietnam Veterans. In reflection when we returned from multiple tours of duty in Vietnam, we were faced with a hostile left of center liberal media establishment, abusive demonstrators with that peace symbol created in 1958 by Eric Austin of Kensington for the Communist Party to falsely portray peace (while their true objective was our defeat in Vietnam), but as shocking as those offensive demonstrators were, there were also many Americans who didn’t seem to care about the returning Wounded Warriors, Veterans with multiple tours, the well-being of incarcerated POWs in Hanoi, or the sacrifices our families were going thru. On this Memorial Day and often, we remember and “Honor” all who served in Vietnam, especially those who have now passed on. One fine example is a courageous US Marine, Col John Ripley (Navy Cross/Silver Star/Bronze Star/Purple Heart), who made that now famous stand in the annals of the US Marine Corps on the Bridge at Dong Ha. Only 1/3 of the Vietnam Veterans who answered the call to duty survive. We remind all Americans this Memorial Day that the US Military never lost a major engagement in Vietnam, then had a Democrat controlled Congress vote to cut off financial support for ammunitions while we were actually still in combat, we were often spit upon when we returned home by hippie demonstrators, and we never had a welcome home or thank you. We were so young.