We had extensive conversations about My Lai last week on the program. Jarvis Lynch, MajGen USMC (ret) — an operations officer in Vietnam in 1969 in Vietnam joined us to discuss what it was like to lead in Vietnam given the social unrest of the time in our natio.
Jarvis has very interesting things to say about drugs, rape and weak leadership during the Vietnam War and in any war. We discuss drugs, rape and leadership at My Lai.
We also talk about how the Viet Cong related to the North Vietnamese Army in an area of operations and an interesting story about a leprosy colony that full of healthy young men. Interesting stuff.
MajGen Jarvis Lynch, USMC (ret) joins us to discuss the challenge of adapting an organization with high values to the sinking secular values of our nation. “Marines United” is just one example of the disparity between behavior that is now common in our nation and USMC “Corps Values.”