Reflections of Texans Affected by the Vietnam War

Vietnam War veterans often say, “I left Vietnam, but Vietnam never left me.” At its height in the late 1960′s, some 500,000 Americans were deployed to Southeast Asia, thousands of them from Texas. The Lone Star State was second only to California in the number of its sons and daughters sent to Vietnam. When their nation called, Texans of every stripe left the small towns and big cities and farms and ranches to serve in every capacity in the difficult and bloody fight. Read some of their stories below.