Following the Tet Offensive by the VC and NVA in 1968, it became obvious the mighty US could not win the Vietnam War. We settled for an "honorable exit." Troop withdrawals began. The soldiers understood the process. However, who wanted to be the last to die in Vietnam. Their military indoctrination dissolved and the fabric of the Army fell apart. Hair grew longer, orders were disobeyed, heroin use became epidemic, and officers were "fragged." This Australian documentary is demonstrative!
Part 1 @ https://youtu.be/SUJP5KyD_0k
Part 2 @ https://youtu.be/uXeJIir0MGT
I was honored to be a participant in this award winning Albany, NY area PBS documentary. I am honest about my Vietnam experience.
Just scroll down for the complete video.
Military PTSD, substance abuse and suicide can be prevented if the warrior is given the opportunity to exorcise his demons in a safe place without the threat of stigmatization.