This project investigates the contentious question of how American Vietnam veterans were received by family, friends, and society in general upon their return home from the Vietnam War. The goal is to discover how accurately published literature has portrayed the veterans' individual experiences. This has been done by comparing a large number of Vietnam veteran oral history interviews gathered by, and archived with, the Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project to that which has been written on the subject. This comparison clearly reveals that although there is a fair amount of published material on this topic, the majority of it either dismisses or neglects to include the veterans' individual experiences, and thus fails to provide an accurate answer to this question leading to faulty conclusions.
"Were They Spat On? Understanding The Homecoming Experience of Vietnam Veterans,"
Grand Valley Journal of History: Vol. 7:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/gvjh/vol7/iss1/3