U.S. Veteran Kept His Identity a Secret for 45 Years, Now He’s Shocking the World With His Story

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Some secrets are never meant to be kept, find out why this Vietnam veteran stayed quiet for 45 years.

War Is Hell

The Vietnam war was one of the most disputed wars of all time, and it polarized an entire generation of young adults in the 60s. The active war zone in Vietnam was messy, brutal, and unpredictable. American soldiers fought in unfamiliar environmental conditions and had to face off against an enemy with a fighting style that had never been used before the Vietnam war.

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Prisoners of War Went Missing

American prisoners of war in Vietnam were often killed, because of the lack of resources that the Vietnamese troops had, as well as the rising tensions. POW’s that were captured towards the end of the war typically had the opportunity to go home, but some of them ended up getting executed before American intervention, and some of them even escaped into the jungle…

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The More You Know

  • A former NASA scientist invented the Super Soaker.
  • In 1567, the man said to have the longest beard in the world died after he tripped over his beard running away from a fire.
  • A U.S. park ranger named Roy C. Sullivan held the record for being struck by lightning the most times, having been struck — and surviving — seven times between 1942 and 1977.
  • The toilet is statistically the cleanest place in your home. Your desk, kitchen sink, and cellphone all have more bacteria.
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