‘A real veteran’: Vietnam in a suitcase
In this episode, Jason Comstock talks with Army Veteran Stan Taylor and his wife Anita about his service during the Vietnam War. Although Stan came from a family that served in the military he had no desire to serve but was drafted, and felt he needed to honor those who’d served by doing what was asked of him by his country. Stan discusses being drafted, adjusting to life in the Army, the realities of combat, the life-long pain of losing friends, and what it’s like to come home after serving in an unpopular war. For Stan, serving during the Vietnam War, which he did with distinction, changed everything, including how he views his responsibilities as a citizen.