From the archive: Vietnam memories 10 years after the war, April 1985 squib

Our correspondent’s sobering thoughts from the Veterans Memorial Wall

Philip Jacobson wrote three sobering reports on America 10 years after the end of the Vietnam war for the Observer Magazine of 28 April 1985. The first was a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC which, at the time, bore the names of nearly 58,000 Americans killed in Vietnam (it’s since been added to).

Americans are beginning to discover that the war wasn’t so shameful after all

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