Philip Jennings, a former Marine helicopter pilot, did veterans and young people interested in history a fine service by authoring The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War.
I read the book a while back and I enjoyed it, as the book dispelled several myths about what may be the most contentious and misunderstood war in American history.
I just came across an excerpt from the book that was published last year in the Wall Street Journal.
Polling shows that there is an overwhelming respect for Vietnam veterans—even to a comical degree. For instance, the August 2000 census found that 13 million Americans falsely claimed to be Vietnam Veterans. It seems we have some cachet.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
You can also read a previous post on retired Marine Lt Colonel Oliver North and the Vietnam War via the below link: