Details For Comment No: 73

7/1/2002

Catherine Peedin

I really don't know how to start. I went to your page as part of an English assignment for school, I wasn't expecting to find what I did. You see, I had no idea that such a web page for children of Vietnam Veterans existed. I was so shocked to see all the links to so many different stories. My father is a Vietnam Vet and he never speaks of it. He won't. When he came home he went on to serve a total of forty years in the Navy. I have asked over and over for him to tell me anything, I guess he just can't, and I have never met anyone else who would. I can't tell you how lucky you are to have your father talk to you about this. I always felt like I needed to know something, any little tid bit of information to understand why some things were the way they were. Did you feel that way too? Thank you for telling your father's story, it helps me to understand what my father went through his two tours over there. I can't tell you what a relief it is to know there are other people out there like me and my family. Thank you

Catherine Peedin