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Letter: U.S. didn't lose Vietnam War

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is seen as

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is seen as the Sun rises on the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War on Memorial Day in Washington. (May 28, 2012) Credit: AP

I take exception to a reader's statement that we lost the Vietnam War ["Judge Iraq War in relation to past," March 28], and Newsday printing that portion of the letter.

Forty years after the Paris Peace Accords and our troops' departure from Vietnam, this revisionist history is taking hold. It is being misstated and perpetuated by the media and Hollywood. It was in 1975 that the communist North violated the peace accord, invaded and conquered the South.

This is not to take sides as to whether our participation in that conflict was justified or not. My point is to object to what is becoming more and more of an accepted rewriting of history.

Michael Genzale, Shoreham