As a proud Army Vet I studied this war because it intrigued me. I do agree with you that we won many more battles than we lost. Yes, there was very high body count, but there were more Vietnamese body count. We were holding and gaining ground, even if it was slow. It was probably one, if not the hardest war ever fought. I think that if the American people would have stood behind the soldiers more and the war in particular then it would have been different. There was no support from home. Soldiers didn't come home to roaring crowds like they should have. They were indeed true hero's. They fought in the worst terrain and circumstances that we could not even imagine. They gave more than most could ever give and so many came back damaged for life.
We did not lose by any means. Our country CHOSE to withdraw, no one forced us to. Vietnam did not win by any means, we left a country in complete ruins. I think we won more than the much more than the communist's because today they depend on us. It is not a stupid question at all.
I had two uncles fight in the war. One went twice and came back fine. One went once and came back but never came back the same, he is forever lost in Vietnam somewhere. BUT...I still think because WE made the choice to withdraw and were the bigger man WE WON!!! It was a war that would have gone on for years.
Peace, Love & Happiness
· 1 decade ago