Interview with David Christian, 1983

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Vietnam veteran, David Christian, recalls his idealized view of war growing up due to his mother’s involvement in WWII and being raised with the concept of war heros such as the ones portrayed by John Wayne in the movies. He also talks about how returning soldiers were poorly treated and that the United States Government withheld information, such as the negative effects of Agent Orange. Christian recounts the reasons why, after the military he became active in helping Vietnam veterans and the backlash he faced by the US Government by bringing to light the disillusionment many veterans felt after returning home.