Vietnam War Elegy
by G. Lowell Tollefson
This poem was born on a hilltop over forty-five years ago in Vietnam. It is the result of the experiences both of its author and the Vietnamese people. Its many fragments came together into final form twenty-five years later. The length of time it took to develop this elegy is a testament to the enduring impact of the Vietnam conflict on our national psyche and the men and women who served there.