The ‘voices’ of Vietnam linger as local veteran copes with PTSD
It’s been 45 years since the last American soldier left South Vietnam.
Those who lived through that era are left with the indelible image of Americans being airlifted by helicopter from the rooftop of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon on April 30, 1975, as thousands of civilians were storming the embassy gates - desperately hoping they would be lucky enough to escape the country and the advancing North Vietnamese army.
Many of those who served in the military in South Vietnam forever saw their lives change and are left with memories impossible to forget.
“War is hell,” as Union General William Tecumseh Sherman famously declared, and that remains an eternal truth. Coping with the impact of war is no less hellish for those who experience it.
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