Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates; outstanding, well motivated privates.
When you try to find funding for a VVA function, it doesn't seem like it's any trouble at all. People come out of the woodwork with their money to help out because we went over and fought a war.
Everybody respects the Vietnam Veterans of America.
America's trying to do the best for its veterans.
I've never had to spend any time in the VA hospital, so I really can't speak for those guys.
There have been a lot of changes in recruit training in the past twenty years.