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Their War Was Our War

March 25, 2001

In the Q&A with Vietnam War author A.J. Langguth, he says that he saw the body of a "VC kid who clearly was no ideologue . . . he was somebody who resented the presence of Westerners" in his country ("Both Sides Now," by Ann Herold, Feb. 18). I disagree that that is the reason he died. He died because his superiors gave him a mission to carry out. Most American soldiers were not ideologues either, and they fought and died for the same reason he did.

John Watson

Los Angeles

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