[Editor’s note: The author, an Australian, never served in Vietnam but was eligible for the draft in 72 and was deeply affected by it. I understand that, my own generation faced a draft with no “high draft numbers” that Trump and so many others managed to get.
The truth is, there were no draft numbers until late in the war and anyone exposed to a “draft number” is usually lying. I went to war with my entire high school class.
There was never any question about the US role in Vietnam for those who actually served there with the exception of the “super-stupid,” those who attended the service academies. VT began as a meeting place for Vietnam vets and got caught up in 90s politics.
Vietnam was a farce for those who “attended.” Some of it was absolute joy, the Vietnamese people were great. The greatest of them were fighting against the United States. And so it goes… Gordon Duff ]
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.
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