DOI link for Remembering Vietnam
Remembering Vietnam book
The autoethnographic essay chronicles the journey of one soldier’s preparation for, participation in, and return home from the American war in Vietnam. It tells a common tale of how war can write on a soldier’s life, of how war can scar, of how such stories find their form in relationships. It questions if healing can take place, if remembering is more productive than forgetting, if sharing these life experiences is a political act of witnessing. The essay closes without answers to these questions.