Correcting The Myths of the Vietnam War
Vietnam Veterans challenge Ken Burns on the accuracy of his epic documentary. Correcting the Myths of the Vietnam War.
“They just aren’t comfortable with filmmaker Ken Burns ambitious documentary
“The Vietnam War”.
It demonstrates a prejudice against the more than 90 percent of U.S. Vietnam War Veterans who are proud of their Vietnam service.
It demonstrates a prejudice against the tragic struggle of the embattled Republic of Vietnam to preserve its national sovereignty.
It demonstrates a prejudice against the more than 250,000 South Vietnamese soldiers killed by the Soviet-equipped and trained North Vietnamese Army and its Viet Cong subordinates,” the letter said.
The group advised in their letter:
“In the interests of truly open civil discourse on this part of our history, we ask that you be willing to discuss with us possible remedies that demonstrate a better balance of inputs,”
“We have not received a response back from Mr. Burns, PBS, or Bank of America.
Which is unfortunate because Vietnam Veterans, Vietnamese-Americans, and the public deserve to have the full story of that history covered, with the events portrayed without bias or omissions.” ..R.J. Del Vecchio, Executive Secretary for the organization,
(reprinted from The Washington Times)
For those who have an interest, here is the presentation Del made in Georgia to the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Association, to whom he’s indebted for the availability of this video. He hopes people find it useful, and please feel free to disseminate (56 min).
Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association presents R.L. Del Vecchio, “Correcting The Myths of the Vietnam War” – Ex. Sec. of Vietnam Veterans for Factual History – February 6, 2018.
Vietnam Veterans for Factual History website:
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