11/23/2017 (Thu) 21:16:09
Now this spitting thing is fairly marginal. According to Grossman Bob Greene in his book, Homecoming
, mentions he got over thousand letters from veterans stating they were spat upon. I dunno how wide were the audience of Green who could now about his request to send letter to him but I guess many spitting victim didn't know about it. But if we compare this 1000 cases (and an unkown number of unknown cases but probably not that many to tip the scale) to the number of personnel deployed in Vietnam by the US (cca. 2.600.000), it's nothing. Even if we compare it the possible 500.000-1.500.000 cases of PTSD...
However I looked up the dude, he has a page here:https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/sociology-anthropology/jerry-lembcke
This lists his works, and places he got mentioned or referd to. I got the book in question (''The Spitting Image'). It's over 200 pages so I won't read this tonight.
I couldn't find the Homecoming
. Well I found one actually but it's password protected. 123456, 654321 and password aren't working.