I was participating in my own lynching, but the problem was I didn't know what I was being lynched for.
Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
War is fear cloaked in courage.
In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia.
The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
It's the first war we've ever fought on the television screen and the first war that our country ever fought where the media had full reign.
Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.
The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece. The names of the dead are listed there, chronologically. Just the names.
By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually impossible for South Vietnam to survive. How in the heck could they?
President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden. He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone.
My wife was my greatest asset. I didn't marry her until after World War II, but she has complemented me in every job I've ever had.
I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
When the soldiers came home from Vietnam, there were no parades, no celebrations. So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.
We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning.
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