A veteran’s plea for a better America September 16, 2020 - 05:00 Posted in: Opinions I am a former Army Ranger. After two tours of Vietnam, I can attest to all that we sacrificed. We lost friends and families. We lost limbs. We lost years of our carefree youth. In many cases, we lost the ability ever again to feel completely safe and whole. We lost our innocence. We lost our innocence. And not just in Vietnam but in Lebanon, the Gulf War, Croatia, Afghanistan, and hot spots around the globe, soldiers – Rangers, Marines, Navy men, pilots – did it gladly. Why? Because we loved America. But the America of today is not the same place it was. Its ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!