"I'd probably seen somewheres between 700 to 900 dead Vietnamese, most of whom were children or very young people. I was both shocked and sickened."
"We would certainly rather think ourselves heroes rather than murderers or dupes," shares Vietnam Veteran Dr. Bica, former Marine Officer.
Gerry Condon, Veterans For Peace President, spoke out against the Vietnam War as a Green Beret, refused orders, and lived and organized six years in exile.
"When they tell stories to their children of the evil that awaits misbehavior, is it me they conjure?" Vietnam Veteran Bill Ehrhart, writer and poet.
After serving two tours in Vietnam, Marine Scott Camil began speaking out and organizing with Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The FBI tired to kill him.
Vietnam combat veteran Daniel Shea on his time in Vietnam, Agent Orange, and post traumatic stress.
"Over 4,000 junior officers ... brought suit against the Secretary of Defense for war crimes, who carried out demonstrations, who were quite active in their opposition."
US Marine Ahmad Daniels was sentenced to a decade in prison for speaking to other servicemen about the injustices he saw and questioning military authority.
Al Glatkowski for the very first time explains how and why he helped seize a US naval ship transporting napalm for the Vietnam War.
"I met the enemy, guess who it was? It was me. And it's always true. And that saved me. That has really saved me."
Attorney Eric Seitz on defending war objectors, "Our efforts were better utilized representing people in the military who were beginning to stir."
While on active duty, "We flew the plane and fliers over five military installations in the SF Bay Area," explained the former Army "Peace Nurse."
Dee Knight, who left the US to resist the Vietnam War from Canada, declares, "Don't be afraid. Follow your conscience."
"The fact that we were not shot encouraged us that this was not an unusual opinion ... that Vietnam was just a bad idea in so many ways."
"The vast majority of guys who were sent to Vietnam were sent against their will...coerced into the army and had a chip on our shoulders."
I said, "This is fucked up.” And he said, “You’re just having a little thing.” And I said, “No, it’s not okay.” I said, “We don’t belong here.”
On organizing with the American Serviceman's Union: "I thought, what could I be doing that's more effective than helping the GIs organize to stay out of this war."
"Four of us from the same platoon deserted together, which is the ultimate military crime," shares Ward Reilly, US Army Vietnam era GI resister
"It's very hard for people to believe that their country would try to kill them," explains former National Guard member Zels Johnson.
"I told my command officer that I wasn't going to, I was refusing my orders to Vietnam ... In his rage, he thought if he court-martialed me, he'd have to stay in the Army past his discharge date."