My Vietnam Your Iraq

My Vietnam Your Iraq

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 8:00pm

Dan and Bradford Kelly search through an old trunk for old photos from Dan's time in Vietnam.

Copyright 2008 Ron Osgood

The Vietnam War polarized the United States in the 1960s; decades later, U.S. involvement in Iraq initiated its own discord. But My Vietnam Your Iraq, airing Monday, May 28, 2012 at 8 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524), connects these two wars with less attention paid to divisive politics, choosing instead to focus on the personal stories of eight Vietnam veterans whose own children have served in Iraq. The stories examine the pride, fear, and myriad of emotions and challenges that parents and their children face during deployment, each with their own perspective and expectation. Though the stories are unique to the individual families, these intimate profiles resonate with all of us: the stories of the men and women who fought and fight for themselves, their families, and their country.

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