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Times story again portrays all Vietnam veterans as victims
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When has The Times ever, and I mean ever, gotten a story about veterans right? Thursday’s article titled “Vietnam veterans get certificates of honor, finally welcomed home” is yet another that, by both commission and omission, portrays Vietnam Veterans in the prefabricated, negative, veteran-as-victim role that has been continuously trotted out by our media since the 1960s. However, writer Jeff Gill did manage to hit them all: Agent Orange, PTSD, VA ineptitude, etc. What would have been refreshing is seeing an article that showed how successful, productive and patriotic the majority of Vietnam veterans have been, and still are.