The World: The Reaction of the Veteran

For hundreds of thousands of American veterans, the news from Viet Nam last week had an intensely personal meaning. Many of the 56,000 Americans who died in the war were killed in the Highlands and the northern provinces that the Saigon government has surrendered to the Communists. To find out how veterans feel about the pullout, TIME correspondents across the nation last week questioned men who are now civilians as well as a number still in uniform. Inevitably, opinions were split about a war that has divided Americans almost from its beginning. A sampling of views:

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