OP: My first real experience with segregation and racism came in the military. In Vietnam, black soldiers rarely served in rear echelon positions. Supply clerks and officers’ drivers were always white. Blacks were sent to the field. When time for R, the white soldiers went first and got the best choices. When a white soldier got wounded with sixty days left in country, they found him a job in the rear. Wounded black soldiers were treated and sent back into the bush."
Dr. Donald Chitty - served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He earned 12 Purple Hearts and numerous other medals. At one point he was so badly injured he was put in a body bag and left for dead. He now pastors a church on the Navajo Reservation in Waterflow, NM.