Nation: We Love You'

"We Love You"

New view of the Viet Nam vet

The young man in the wheelchair began speaking softly, but then his voice turned bitter. His tone and words hushed the crowd at the city hall ceremony in Manhattan marking the beginning of Viet Nam Veterans Week. "You people ran a number on us," declared Robert Muller, 33, a former Marine lieutenant who lost the use of his legs in Viet Nam combat when a bullet shattered his spine. "Your guilt, your hang-ups., your uneasiness made it socially unacceptable to mention the fact that we were Viet Nam veterans." Pounding his knee with...

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