My Dad Was a Decorated Vietnam Army Veteran At 18 But the U.S. Government Shafted Him

Vietnam vets didn’t get a hero’s welcome or treatment in a lot of cases

Black and white photos of young American soldiers
My Dad’s Army yearbook, photo author

I grew up always hearing about my grandaddy’s time in WW2 in the Navy. I knew that my grandpa on my Mom’s side had served in the Navy too.



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Steffany Ritchie

Steffany Ritchie


Hi, I’m Steff. I write memoir, essays, music, pop culture, and other stuff. I am a long-time American expat in Scotland.