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Wade Lemons - Vietnam War

Lemons was sent to South Vietnam, landing in Cam Ranh Bay in September of 1969 as an E5. Lemons comments on the selectivity and bias of media coverage during the war, and how the news only seemed to care about the numbers of the dead. He also laments the country’s lack of support for the soldiers in Vietnam at the time. However, over the past five years Lemons has observed a drastic change in the public’s treatment of war veterans, and he welcomes these positive reactions after the more hostile reception he encountered over forty years ago. Lemons’ combat experiences left him with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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