I was a journalist in Vietnam in 1969–70. The narratives that E.B. Boyd ’89 recounts of veterans of our Afghan war are depressingly similar to those I heard from our forces 50 years ago, and yet the word “Vietnam” appears not once in her article. I wonder whether 40 years from now, as we are fighting a similar war in yet another poor country, “Afghanistan” will be remembered.

Frank Upham ’67
New York, N.Y.