Bradley Jimerson (left) and Alan Johnson at Fort Campbell, Ky., in 1967. Jimerson was drawn to Army Airborne. (Credits: Bradley Jimerson)

Vietnam: Nightmare World of a Wounded Soldier

America’s press, public, and even Congress paid relatively little attention to the experience of the wounded soldier during the Vietnam War. Weekly casualty reports from U.S. headquarters in Saigon, South Vietnam, gave numbers, but rarely told the story. The Pentagon figure for Americans in Vietnam who suffered “wounds not mortal” is 303,604, including 153,303 of …

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