Are Not Were Forgotten
Not by your fellow citizens, but perhaps by the government that sent you halfway around the world, as these articles by Sydney Schanberg and Ron Unz respectively suggest — McCain and the POW Cover-Up and Was Rambo Right?.
"Hundreds of POWs may have been left to die in Vietnam, abandoned by their government—and our media," writes Mr. Unz. Don't click on either of the links unless you are fully prepared to get extremely, extremely pissed-off, because you will read "detailed evidence that hundreds of American POWs had been condemned to death at enemy hands by top American leaders, apparently because their safe return home would have constituted a major political embarrassment."
As I wrote yesterday, "My beloved Mississippian Yellow Dog Democrat granny, who wore a P.O.W. bracelet, advised me, rather commanded me, at a very young age, never, ever, to become an government employee by joining the United States military."