Vietnam was a war of a new era. It was the first war to ever be televised and 90% of American evening news was live coverage of the war in Vietnam. The public, for the first time, could get a real look at just exactly what was going on in the war, and people did not approve. Americans have a very low tolerance for the unnecessary loss of American lives and believed we were fighting someone else's war and that we had no reason to be there. People also hated American troops for fighting; they saw them as war mongers who were just thirsty for death and destruction. When troops came back from the war they were shunned by society and hated by the American people. They did not have warm welcomes waiting for them at the airports when they would return. Instead all they had were angry mobs yelling and insulting them for being a soldier and having gone to Vietnam. The people did not understand correctly. Hopefully this site will make clear some of the things that made Vietnam the war it was. Being an American soldier is an honorable thing to do and shows that you are willing to lay your life on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice for your country and the freedom of its people. "All Gave Some, Some Gave All." A special thanks to all our veterans, and for those POW's and their brothers and sisters whom are still MIA, "You Are Not Forgotten."