Sunday, April 14, 2024

Not all who came home left Vietnam

by ROGER GREGORY / Contributing Writer
| April 3, 2024 1:00 AM

A lady at church told me that she very much enjoyed reading my articles, as many others have also mentioned.

She gave me this: "Not everyone who lost there life in Vietnam died there. Not everyone who came home from Vietnam ever left there."

These two sentences have deep meaning. Many of the frontline infantry soldiers, had some terrible experiences, killing others, and seeing their buddies badly wounded or killed. Some of them came back and couldn't get these memories out of their minds. The suicide rate was high for quite a while and still exists amongst combat veterans to this day.

Roger Gregory is a Vietnam veteran and business owner in Priest River.