As we approach the fortieth anniversary of the fall of Saigon (April 30, 1975), we will begin a series of videos and articles that honor those who served during the Vietnam War. They came home individually in many cases, confronted by a hostility that they didn’t expect and most definitely did not deserve.
“Vietnam veterans were stereotyped and demonized to such a great extent that even the widows of deceased servicemen received late-night harassing phone calls. It has been said by some that at no point in our country’s history have our veterans been hurt more by our own countrymen than by the enemy. For many vets, the homecoming was often a powerful first encounter that made their adjustment to civilian society more difficult. This is the story of a Kentucky base that felt it was time to give these veterans the welcome home they never received. Produced, shot and edited by Dave Annarino.”
This quote accompanied a video that honors the Vietnam veterans’ service, filmed at Fort Campbell a few years ago. They told the veterans what they should have been told forty years ago.
They said, “Welcome Home.”