'The View' honors veteran who served in Vietnam

"The View" co-hosts honor veteran Stonewall Towery, who says he never received a parade after his service in the Navy.
4:40 | 05/16/18

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that's what just happened in the break. We met a Vietnam vet, and we were talking to him, and he said he had gotten a parade. So we gave him one. We gave him a parade. Because, you kno the truth of the matter is many of us may have been wrong about how we treated the vets who went and fought in Vietnam. We may not have been wrong about the war, but we may have been wrong in the way we treated our returning vets. Yes. And so I just want to say that when you come across a Vietnam vet, thank them. Thank them. That is one of the all-time great names ever. So good. His name is stonewall towery. That's right. Yes. All right. Who says there is no positivity in this country? That's right. That's right. It's so great that you mentioned it. I'm crying. My uncle is a Vietnam vet and he often says the same thing. When he got home after his service, and he has been very, very sick lately with cancer and other things that I think may have been a result of his service in Vietnam and he feels like he just never got the proper -- I think because this was a war that divided the country. Yeah. A lot of young people felt that they were being offered up as fodder. Mm-hmm. Okay? So they were out marching and protesting and we were out marching and protesting, but I think what we have learned because I think sometimes people forget that sometimes the people you're protesting against are you. They are you. And so I think in hindsight we look and say, you know what? We have should have done better by our vets who came back because they didn't get -- they didn't get the support that they should have gotten when they came back, and it really damaged a lot of them. Yeah. And so, you know, I don't know if we can fix that, but we can -- I can at least acknowledge it. I can't speak for anybody else, but I can acknowledge that I see a different thing now. I see a different thing. These kids, they were kids, you know? It was a terrible time in the country. It was a terrible time. There were assassinations going on at that time. It didn't -- but we as young people should have recognized that those were young people also fighting. And some had, you know -- We got rid of Johnson. They have to believe in their mission, and people talk about their sons and daughters out there fighting and you have to believe in the people you send over there because they are paying the biggest price. Remember like I just said, we got rid of Johnson and Nixon. Resist, resist, resist. I always say. That's what it takes for the country. But I don't want it to taint the fact that we were remiss. We were remiss. Well, Steve went. I'm just going to put that out there. Yes. Yes. Yes. My uncle. This is what I'm getting right now. Wrap it up. Wrap it up. Wrap it up. That's what he is giving me. Yeah. There you go. We'll be right back.

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