Let it never be forgotten, that of the over half million Americans who served in Vietnam, 58,148 were killed in action and another 2,266 were unaccounted for. These Americans paid the ultimate price for a goal that still remains poorly understood. Let it also never be forgotten that these Americans were among those who choose honor over disrepute, bravery over cowardice, and patriotism over betrayal.
Regardless of any personal, moral, or ethical beliefs one may have had, the actions of the United States in Southeast Asia were the constitutional prerogative of the government, were acceded to by the Congress, and thus became the law of the land. Those who served deserved better than their government imposed upon them.