The Vietnam War in American Memory

The Vietnam War in American Memory

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A study of American attempts to come to terms with the legacy of the Vietnam War, this book highlights the central role played by Vietnam veterans in shaping public memory of the war. Tracing the evolution of the image of the Vietnam veteran from alienated dissenter to traumatized victim to noble warrior, Patrick Hagopian describes how efforts to commemorate the war increasingly downplayed the political divisions it spawned in favor of a more unifying emphasis on honoring veterans and promoting national qhealing.qVeterans, Memorials, and the Politics of Healing Patrick Hagopian ... constructed for training purposes and funded by the Pentagona#39;s operations and maintenance budget were supposed to be a€œtemporary.a€ A General Accounting Office investigation found out, however, that the Pentagon had violated these regulations: the majority of the air strips, barracks, and dining facilities constructed ... National Guard forces took part in exercises involving infantry, armor, artillery, and medical units.

Title:The Vietnam War in American Memory
Author: Patrick Hagopian
Publisher:Univ of Massachusetts Press - 2011-09-01

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