Thank you for visiting the Vietnamese and American Veterans of the Vietnam War website, home of a group of former soldiers of the Republic of Vietnam, retired U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy. We dedicate this site to honor our brave men and women in uniform who were fighting for Freedom in Vietnam, those who are now fighting terrorism in a strange land so far away and those who lost their lives to defend our great nation and protect our daily safety.
Americans are peace loving people and do not want to send their loved ones to war, any war! American and Vietnamese veterans who fought for freedom together, and the patriotic men and women who now wage the war on terror, do not need hypocritical politicians, or those who naively believe in non-violence at any price, to remind us peace is better than war. Since World War II, even though we were a nation with nuclear superiority, we never invaded any country; we never wanted to occupy any country. On the contrary, we went out of our way to help other nations in post war recovery unconditionally.
But on September 11, 2001, without any provocation, fanatical Muslim terrorists cruelly attacked our World Trade Center in New York, killing thousands of Americans. This deliberate attack, right here on American soil, is nothing less than a declaration of war against Americans. Additionally, these religious extremists also declared war against other freedom loving nations. We must stop these fanatical terrorists because we cannot afford another September 11 attack in America.
Many free nations have joined us in fighting terrorism. Our brave men and women in uniform and the coalition forces are fighting terrorists half way around the globe, so we do not have to fight them in our own backyards. Since September 11, 2001, terrorists could not inflict further damages or deaths in America despite their desperate attempts. It was not a fluke, nor was it a miracle. It was because of our aggressive and effective anti-terrorist policy worldwide. It was, unquestionably, the successes our men and women in uniform achieved on the battlefield. It was because of the hard, diligent works in the shadows performed by our various security agencies across the nation and abroad.
We believe our soldiers need and deserve a solid, united rear base to support their morale. Father Dennis Edward O’Brian/U.S. Marine Corps once said: “It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.”
All of us have incurred a heavy debt to every service member who has served, whether they have been wounded, missing, fallen on the battlefield, or returned to lead lives as productive citizens. To repay this debt, we must be grateful to them for their sacrifices, and keep them in our thoughts and prayers.