Yeah, that's, that's, that's what we find. I think there's a little bit of a misunderstanding about who the fathers are. I think for the most part, the the, the uh, soldier in Vietnam was, the average age was nineteen. He was out in the field, and for the most part they weren't the fathers.
Certainly some of them were. They, uh, in a lot of ways, they just didn't have time to be fathers. They were surviving. That what they were spending their time on. Uh, there are those, however, that were in, uh, in the rear areas in Saigon
, in other areas that were full, civilian employees, that were um, career military people that spent years in Vietnam.
That had the ability to have their own home, uh apartment, uh, go into town when they wanted to, had the run of the place, if you will. Those are the people that had the time to um live with women. To get married, or not get married, or whatever. And uh, I think in a large part, those are who the fathers are. And I think um, with these many years later, many of those people are either just they're older, they're not in a, really in a position to be raising children now.
They could be married here, um, have their own family, and it would be, could be very disruptive, to to bring in another woman again, and their, and former children. So for a lot of them I think that, that it isn't a matter of being reunited with their fathers. For some, yeah. And we have helped individual members who've asked us to do that. But I think that for the large majority they're with their mothers or aunts or uncles or whoever, and that's who's bringing them up and that's who will be bringing them up. Whether it be there or here.