Vietnam Veterans: Lessons I've Learned From Vietnam Veterans


Last updated 4/15/2019 at 1:45pm

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Michel Johns (Robertson) with her mother and uncle, visiting her cousin, who was a plebe at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972.

(The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas extends heartfelt thanks to The Transylvania Times for publishing 30 veterans' stories in the Vietnam Veterans Series, which will soon be included in a book entitled "Welcome Home, Brother." The following story, the last in the series, is that of series writer Michel Robertson.)

My first personal connection with the war in Vietnam occurred in 1968 when I was in high school in Glen Ellyn, Ill. My best friend Jean and I prepared a CARE package for Vietnam vets, carefully filling it with items such as beef jerky, lip balm, hard candy and James Bo...

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