Life has always been cheap in Asia. All breeds of men go there to die every kind of horrible death, and they have done this for centuries on end. I remember thinking that we had so little to win in Vietnam. A little country for which we had absolutely no use. Any way you look at it the pissy little place was a money hole and an abyss of death for soldiers.
Our country knew it was a fruitless waste. Because they knew this underlying truth they could not help but be embarrassed. We in our pride marched into darkness whilst they at home turned to other matters. Having consigned us to our fate no more attention was needed. As we died so very far away, our government made every effort to maintain the appearance of normality. Box and bury the dead; we knew they would die when we sent them there…we are now busy with the truly important business of this world.