Michael Herr


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  • ''Vietnam was what we had instead of happy childhoods.''
    Michael Herr (b. 1940), U.S. journalist. "Colleagues," sct. 3, Dispatches (1977).
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  • ''We came to fear something more complicated than death, an annihilation less final but more complete, and we got out. Because ... we all knew that if you stayed too long you became one of those poor bastards who had to have a war on all the time, and where was that?''
    Michael Herr (b. 1940), U.S. journalist. "Colleagues," sct. 3, Dispatches (1977).
  • ''All the wrong people remember Vietnam. I think all the people who remember it should forget it, and all the people who forgot it should remember it.''
    Michael Herr (b. 1940), U.S. journalist. Observer (London, Jan. 15, 1989).

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