We are entering the era where WWII vets are dying off like flies. It’s too bad – some of them are still left, but we’ll soon reach a point where they are as vanishingly rare as WWI or Spanish American vets were in the day (I still remember on the 50th anniversary of D-Day that some WWII vets were still fit enough to jump out of airplanes – that won’t be happening again, I fear).
So – given that Vietnam and its allegedly-traumatic sequelae was a big part of my cultural backstory and college curriculum – how is the VN military generation aging/faring? Is the whole PTSD thing shaken out (obviously a fraught/stupid question)? How are Vietnam vets aging? What are their big ongoing concerns/issues?