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Civilian leaders lost Vietnam war, not military

I would like to thank everyone who called, tweeted, Facebooked and talked to me personally about my Veterans Day story in the [Nov. 11] paper.

I appreciate all the kind words and respect shown to me. I would also like to set the record straight. The article was done over the phone; it took 20-30 minutes. I’m sure it was an honest mistake.

The general who I quoted as telling us VietNow veterans to never let anyone tell us we lost the Vietnam War. (He made the statement at many events.) He said it was civilians trying to run a war they knew nothing about who lost the war. That general was Gen. William C. Westmoreland! One of the greatest commanders of all time!

Once again, I thank the paper and Pam Eggemeier for doing the story on a local veteran. Also, my medal total is 13, not 14.

Once again, thanks to all my friends who read and commented on it. All the attention made me feel a little special. Especially just after my trip on the Honor Flight. That was a perfect day!

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