Heroes

by Mark Chmiel

In  this Washington Post piece on  Rory Kennedy’s new film,  Last Days in Vietnam,  she is quoted as follows: “I think the reason why people don’t know what happened [in 1975] was this was such a dark moment,” Kennedy says. “There was no opportunity for heroes in the immediate aftermath of Vietnam. Here we are, 40 years later, finally finding some heroes.”

I suppose after years of U.S. slaughter, chemical warfare, concentration camps called “Strategic Hamlets,” napalm, tiger cages, torture, Phoenix program mass assassination, search and destroy, and B-52 carpet bombing, finding heroes wold have been difficult.

 

 

 

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