(Editor’s note: This story has been edited for punctuation and clarity.)
This story starts, to the best of my knowledge, in the fall of 1963 when a young man named John – fresh out of high school – joined the Army, as had his father and his father’s father before him. As with previous generations he found himself defending his country by going to another. No one really knows how Vietnam changed him, he never said, but it did.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2015/11/11/Vietnam-Vets-Chevy