Soviet Union: What Are We Ashamed Of?

"What Are We Ashamed Of?"

A twice-wounded war vet complains that service to his country counts for nothing when he seeks an apartment for his young family. An amputee's brother claims that the wounded man's benefits were inexplicably downgraded. A construction worker says that when his son was killed in action, a newspaper refused him an obituary. Asks the father: "What are we ashamed of?"

Bitter vignettes from the American home front after Viet Nam? No, those complaints came last week from the pages of the Soviet Communist Party daily Pravda. They apparently were a bid to whip up concern for the sacrifices made by servicemen...

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