Senior Correspondent Philip Jenks says that for many, the Vietnam War represents the end of America's unwavering trust in its leaders. How did the Vietnam War change your perspective on authority? Do you think it left you with cynicism or healthy skepticism? Share your thoughts as we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the war's end.
"The Vietnam War didn't change my perspective on authority, but it did change my opinion of that administration.
The Vietnam War didn't necessarily change Mike Corbett's opinion on authority, but it taught him that people didn't always agree with each other"It gave me a new perspective on the range of peoples opinions about authority," he says.
"The Vietnam War didn't change my perspective on authority, but it did change my perspective on life.
"I was in graduate school at the time.
Jennie Richardson's brother and several cousins fought inthe Vietnam War.