Ken Burns documentary, Vietnam, is being aired this week. For the civilian population, it will most likely be thought provoking and possibly mildly upsetting. For those who fought in Vietnam, the war is deeply personal. The documentary may open old wounds and trigger a flood of images from the veteran's own personal video library.
It is critical that civilian friends and family members be respectful of the veteran's privacy at this time; judgements are never helpful. It is important to remember we do not know what we have not experienced.