You’re right about a lot of that. Everyone’s experience was different over there. For me, as someone who was a REMF and only endured a fraction of the horror that some did, this series would be a popcorn event. For others, it would probably bring back the nightmares. I watched Platoon, FMJ, Apocalypse Now, We Were Soldiers, and Hamburger Hill multiple times, trying to get a sense of what front line troops were dealing with. I finally just stopped watching, as it just served no purpose.
I went from somebody who went to war because I thought I had no choice, hated hippies, and was baffled by the demonstrations and confrontations, to someone who has a deep and abiding malice for all those involved in getting us into that pointless mess. While good people died, and many died and risked their lives helping those who suffered unbelievably traumatic injury, in the end it was all just pointless carnage heaped upon gore, accompanied by the anguish of the survivors.
I will most likely not watch this series, as it will just make me angry all over again.