"Many people say Vietnam wasn't really a war, and the level and
quality of the men who fought it were not the equal of the men who
fought in WWII. And that is absolutely false," says B.G. Burkett, author
of "Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam generation was robbed of its heroes
and its history."
"We have sanitized everything related to WWII and demonized
everything related to Vietnam," Burkett explains to WND's Geoff Metcalf
in this eye-opening interview on the amazing difference between
perception and reality when it comes to Vietnam veterans.
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"The reality is that out of both generations, that group of veterans
was the best and brightest of their particular generation."
A military researcher who co-chaired the Texas Vietnam Memorial with
President George Bush as honorary chairman, Burkett has been the subject
of an award-winning segment on ABC's 20/20, and has written widely on
Vietnam veterans. He served in Vietnam with the 199th Light Infantry
Brigade, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Vietnamese Honor Medal
and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm.
In preparation for writing "Stolen Valor," Burkett spent over 10
years researching in the National Archives, filing hundreds of requests
for military documents under the Freedom of Information Act. As a
result, he has uncovered a massive distortion of history. ...
Read Geoff Metcalf's entire interview with B.G. Burkett in this
Sunday's edition of WorldNetDaily.