Yesterday I went with my wife and my son to the movie Flags of our Fathers and in that movie Adam Beach gave one great performance as Ira Hayes. What stood out about that movie was the racist language used toward Ira Hayes through out the movie! Many Native American soldiers have experienced this treatment in every war we have had!
I am not saying I was the exception, but aside from some comment about Indians and Alcatraz when I first went to Vietnam, I didn't face that kinda of racism in the year I was in Vietnam or in the two years I was stationed in Germany. I didn't face racism until I got out of the service! Several years ago I grew tired of this and I wanted people to leave me alone, so I took my orders for my Purple Heart to city hall and got Purple Heart tags for my car, and now people leave me alone! That in itself is pretty dam sad!