When American servicemen returned home from Vietnam, each returned to a different world then they knew prior to engagement in the War. Our nation’s culture changed. Veterans no longer were held in the high esteem their parents enjoyed following World War Two. Childhood friends who avoided the military draft ridiculed these returning heroes. Each faced a stigma of disrespect causing many to question their own worthiness.
58,272 names are now engraved in the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. In addition to the men and women killed in action, thousands of additional names will never find their place on the Wall. These heroes died following their return home as a direct result of their service in Vietnam. Both physical and emotional wounds, as well as disease caused from exposure to Agent Orange, attests to the supreme sacrifice each rendered.
My novel, TARNISHED VALOR, is written as a tribute to all the men and women who served in the armed forces of the United States during the era of the Vietnam War.
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