Not sure where to put this. I want a factual answer, but I’ll take observations and opinions, too. I’m reading Flashback: PTSD, Suicide and the Lessons of War , by Penny Coleman. She makes the argument that Vietnam was different from other wars because of the 365 day period of service, calling it a “war of individuals.” She says that because of the divisions in a unit between short timers, new guys and officers rotating in and out every 6 months, there wasn’t the same kind of cohesiveness that there was in previous wars. Do you agree with this?
She goes on to say [and here’s where I sat up and said, “huh?”] : “Vietnam vets almost never try to contact their former comrades.”
Fight my ignorance here. Is that true? Almost never?