“W.H.Auden once wrote, “Teach the free man to praise.” For that freedom, America has generously praised the generation of World War II. But of their Vietnam progeny, of those who returned to jeers rather than parades, the press has projected the face filled with fear, unworthy of praise. It is left to others in unlikely places to trace callused hands over rough cement and to remember the faces which were stalwart.
The village remembers.”
– The Village by Bing West
(This book tells the story of a group of marines who lived, worked, protected, and died in a Village in Vietnam. The village remembers them with honor and friendship to this day.)