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Letter: Veterans of abandoned wars

Harvey Andrew of Agassiz shines spotlight on forgotten veterans

Dear Editor,

Canada still needs healing from the effects of the Vietnam War. Canada was heavily involved in the war as it supported the U.S. war effort in more ways than one.

The Canadian federal government refuses to recognized those Canadians that fought in the Vietnam War as they did not wear the Canadian military uniform when they went to war.

An estimated 30,000 Canadians went south of the border and “volunteered” to fight. Many of them did not come home.

With the fall of Saigon in 1975, many Vietnam War veterans felt betrayed, just as the veterans that fought in Afghanistan just recently also felt betrayed in 2021.

Those Canadians who fought in the Vietnam War should not be forgotten. We did not lose the Vietnam War and we did not lose the War on Terror. Both were abandoned.

Harvey Andrew


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