The Apology the United States Owes the Vietnam Veterans
Their Souls were Left in the Jungles of Vietnam
About the Book
The hottest war zone this country has ever been in was being fought by eighteen- and nineteen-year boys, you can call them men if you want. Since I was once a soldier and later an officer, I must point out the facts of being a teenager and being a man. Most of them enlisted and many were drafted to go fight the war in Vietnam. While the United States of America was being defended planes began to return to the states loaded down with the bodies of these young eighteen and nineteen-year-old soldiers in body bags. If you are not knowledgeable about the Institute of Medicine (IOM). You would think it is the Veterans Administration (VA) fault why the Vietnam Veterans have not gotten their benefits. I would advise you to continue reading. Then I want you to ask the question why nongovernmental researchers are being hired to do the research on “Agent Orange?” I also want you to know the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is no longer under the same name. They have the same function but a new name called the Health & Medicine Division which is also nongovernmental. As concerned citizens we must ask the question of why nongovernmental agencies are being allowed to research “Agent Orange?” I am certain the results will not shock you as to why the VA is not able to advance the Vietnam Veterans benefits because they are receiving their reports from the (HMD) stating there is no correlation with “Agent Orange” to the sickness the Vietnam Veterans have. The VA gets these reports every two years. Another well kept secret is the number of agents used in Vietnam. While many of you think there was just “Agent Orange.” My research shows it was a total of six different agents used.
About the Author
The author talks briefly about a few of his accomplishments. This is his seventh published book. Major Christian is the recipient of several awards and two lifetime achievement awards. He was the Grand Marshall in 2011, July 4th celebration parade in Illinois. Mr. Christian received a Proclamation from the city of Glenwood, a special acknowledgement from the Mayor of Glenwood, IL for his service to his country and community. Mr. Christian is an honored scholar of which he has received acknowledgements nationally and internationally for his unique way of writing. He received the Diamond Homer Award in 1996, inducted into the Poets Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Prometheus Muse of Fire Award in 2002. Mr. Christian received the Poet Fellow award in 2007 from Noble House in London, England and continues to grace us with his talents by publishing one of his most accomplished books titled, “My Book of Poems for the World.” Mr. Christian asks us to embrace one of his favorite prose titled “America Don’t Forget.” This Prose is about soldiers who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. With all his refined talents Mr. Christian says his most honored accomplishment is being able to serve the people as an ordained Elder. As a trained infantry officer Major Christian said he put on his uniform with pride and went outside the wire on many missions with the soldiers. He takes pride in being able to service the United States of America as a minister in the Afghanistan War. Major Christian says he’s blessed by God to write this book about the Vietnam Veterans. He says, “I remember as a child watching on television the inhumane ways the Vietnam Veterans were being treated and all I could do is ask, why?”