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Viet Vet: Recognize War Protesters

In the Bonner County Bee, Vietnam War veteran Harvey Pine writes that those who demonstrated against the war should be honored for bringing the war to an end earlier than later:

Many have claimed that if not for the “peacenicks,” we could still have troops in Vietnam. That is true. Vietnam never had the ability to defeat the U.S. Army. The war ended because brave Americans forced our government to end it. Over 50,000 died in vain in Vietnam, but the few who died while fighting to stop the war should be considered heroes. My strongest reflection and thoughts are for the brave people who fought against the war. They proved what great citizens we have. They are much braver than me and it’s time to honor them during the Nov. 11 services. These brave citizens demonstrated the value of our freedom. More here. (AP file photo)


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