Vietnam Vets in Non Tech Board Posted December 15, 2006 I think it is pretty normal to not really want to be told what to do, leave your warm giving girlfriend and nice muscle car, or maybe go to a place where you can get your head shot off. This is precisely why the respect was earned by the ones that did go whether they were drafted or volunteered. They did not go to Canada. Some did it for the rest of us. Hence the guilt. If I was hanging around at home getting laid, I would feel even more guilt. I have a son that has never been injured at all; except for a separated shoulder in football which required surgery 3 days after season end. He received an inaugural "ironman" award starting in his honor, and was chosen Mcdonalds's scholar athelete of the year (AAAAAA) selection in Central Fl and is somewhat of a hero to his group and the local area. Spdsk8r also has a son that started out not injured. He should get a much bigger and better award; especially from the VA. One son is kind of cool; the other is a real hero that has, at least, earned the right to enough money to survive without having to compete too much with the uninjured. My son knows the difference. I hope everyone does. Our hats are off to both father and son. I am certain the son is not named Jody. End of story.