The following is a term paper based on several books written about the Vietnam War; but it is just as relevant for any war… and for any time.
[Take your ego and preconceived notions out of the equation and it’s never too late to learn.]
War touches all
War is greedy. A little thing can release it, but after it is let loose it cannot easily be tamed. It has no loyalty, not even to those who cast it forth. It seeks to ravage anything and anyone it touches, and it touches everyone. And anyone touched by war will never be the same. But individuals who experience war firsthand will, inevitably, bear a bigger cross: a burden uniquely forged by their experience and perspective. Continue reading