Thursday, November 30, 2017

Another vet heard from

Honors and Errors: The Burns-Novick Vietnam War Documentary by Keith Nightingale
Excerpt: The recent acclaimed Burns-Novick documentary on Vietnam is great cinematic art but poor history. Unfortunately, with the nano-second emotion/attention mentality of our population, it will be generally judged as THE history. For those that were part of the Vietnam “experience,” it lanced old boils while ignoring the root cause of the disease. The series systematically ignores crucial points of fact while emphasizing the emotional points-veterans as victims, the North as righteous warriors and the peace movement as a penultimate demonstration of taking moral high ground. Some of this is right. Much of it is wrong and as “history,” it has huge holes. Hindsight is always that, 20-20 in product but often twisted and distorted by the viewer. Some thoughts not addressed by Burns follows. ... COL Nightingale is a retired Army Colonel who served two tours in Vietnam with Airborne and Ranger (American and Vietnamese) units. He commanded airborne battalions in both the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the 82nd Airborne Division. He later commanded both the 1/75th Rangers and the 1st Ranger Training Brigade.

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