Platoon’s Year Of Healing Bridging The Gap Between Veterans And Those Didn’t Go

27 07 2008
By John Marshall P-I Columnist
SUNDAY, January 31, 1988

QUOTE: “Platoon” has been a powerful agent of change, perhaps the single most powerful agent of change affecting the lives of Vietnam vets and their acceptance by those who didn’t go two decades ago.(…)

But the most powerful effect of “Platoon” was felt less in the increased number of Vietnam vets showing up someplace than it was in the personal lives of Vietnam vets changed for the better.

That was shown by some Vietnam vets who started to feel so proud of what they’d done that they began wearing T-shirts that said, “Platoon: The Original Cast.”

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