Superior Court Judge Richard M. King will host a special presentation of his stunning, heart- felt documentary, “VIETNAM: A Journey Back” at our August 25th meeting at the Matador.
Judge King’s documentary tells the story of his 2018 return to Vietnam with family members of two fellow Seabees, who died during a Viet Cong attack at Hill 494, on March 31, 1968.
It is with a heavy heart, and with the current tragedies in Afghanistan, that this presentation becomes even more relevant to the present day.
Regardless of political viewpoints, it is always a difficult decision for any administration to place our nation’s most prized resource, its citizens, in harm’s way. Similarly, It is becoming increasingly more difficult to then know when to bring them home.
Wars, or conflicts as we now like to call them, don’t seem to have traditional beginnings and endings anymore. Whether it be Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan, it is becoming increasingly difficult to make decisions as to when to leave our soldiers in place or bring them home.
I hope to see you all at the meeting to learn more about these dire situations from Judge King’s first-hand experiences, and how the effects on individuals, families, and nations continue long after the events have transpired.
~ Jeff Kent