Vietnam Veterans and “the Hard Work of Healing”

“Don’t forget | The Vietnam Vet” reads the large, round orange enameled lapel pin I found recently in a bin of era-specific military pins at the Cleveland VA recently. I wear it more and more these days, I guess because I’m concerned we already have forgotten the Vietnam vet — and I absolutely do not want us to.

There’s something that’s been bothering me ever since I attended the otherwise excellent and certainly…