Episode 983 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast brings an uplifting message to all Vietnam Veterans along with all other Americans for that matter. It comes from an opinion piece found in The New York
Post titled: The Vietnam War is finally uniting America. The piece was submitted by Seth Lipsky. He was born in 1946 and is the founder and editor of the New York Sun, an independent conservative daily paper in New York City that ceased its print edition in 2008. Lipsky counts Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill, Ariel Sharon, and Milton Friedman among his intellectual and ideological heroes. He has a long history of working in the newspaper business, including a stint for the Wall Street Journal in Asia and Belgium. He has also written several articles and guest opinions for The New York Times. Lipsky served in the U.S. military and wrote for Stars and Stripes while in Vietnam.
In his New York Post opinion piece he lays out the proposition that the Vietnam War fought fifty years ago is now having a uniting effect on the American population. He begins by pointing out that our latest two Presidents, Obama and Trump have presented Medal of Honor awards to Vietnam Veterans. Most recently President Trump presented the award to James McCloughan in a White House ceremony. President Obama during his term made the awards to Vietnam Veterans Charles Kettles, Donald Sloat and Bennie Adkins. All these recipients performed incredible acts of courage and heroism and the nation is finally beginning to see and appreciate their fellow Americans. President Obama made these awards possible by approving legislation that removed the five year restriction on the award after the action it recognizes.
Discover more about Lipsky’s pronouncements on America’s attitudes about its Vietnam Veterans in episode 983.