648 – “One day while I was in a bunker in Vietnam, a sniper round went over my head. The person who fired that weapon was not a terrorist, a rebel, an extremist, or a so-called insurgent. The Vietnamese individual who tried to kill me was a citizen of Vietnam, who did not want me in his country. This truth escapes millions.”

–Mike Hastie, US Army Medic [See Source Notes]

Today marks the 63rd anniversary of the official start of the Vietnam War

Quote Number:  984

Source: Attributed

Source Notes: I have been unable to locate the source of this quote, however, there is some evidence that this quote is likely either genuine or paraphrasing a similar quote made by Mike Hastie. If you know of a source for this quote then please leave a comment, thank you!

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