D Magazine examines "How the Vietnam Generation was Robbed of its Heroes and History," a book by Whitley and B.G. Burkett. The book claims that thousands of homeless and destitute men claim to be Vietnam veterans to win sympathy, contributing to the national stereotype of the veterans. In reality, Vietnam vets were the best educated and the most egalitarian military force in America's history -- a force that his helping to run the country today.
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