While the United States had military advisors in Vietnam for several years, it officially began its combat role in 1965. That role did not end until 1973 with President Nixon declaring “peace with honor.” Two years later South Vietnam fell to the communist north and all was lost.
It was a controversial and divisive war to say the least. But that does not take anything away from the honorable service of hundreds of thousands of young men and women, including at least 125 from Little Falls, NY.
More than 58,000 Americans lost their lives, including two of our own.
Whether you were for or against, Vietnam holds a huge place in our history. It is a story that we should never forget. Who better to tell that story than those who were there? What better way to tell that story than through their eyes.