September 17, 2014
The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee issued a broad apology to Vietnam veterans in Reno, saying the nation failed them by confusing the unpopular war with the warriors who fought it.
Congressman Bob Filner told Vietnam vets at the 89th national convention of the American Legion Wednesday that the country didn't give them the honor and respect they deserved.
The California Democrat says it's a lesson the country should learn as it deals with the tens of thousands of soldiers who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with brain injuries and post-battle stress disorders.
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