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.theguardian - 8 days ago

America told us to get over it : black Vietnam veterans hail Spike Lee film that finally tells their story

Da 5 Bloods highlights the experience of veterans who fought for their country only to be treated as second-class citizensWhen Dedan Kimathi Ji Jaga returned from combat in Vietnam, he painted his walls black, covered his windows and sat in darkness all day. His injuries and post-traumatic stress were severe, but as with many African American soldiers in 1968, the US government gave him little support.“They summarily released me back to the streets with no aid,” said the 72-year-old California resident. Continue reading...


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