Scott Camil in Vietnam

"I made the desicion that I was going to kill every Vietnamese that I came in contact with. That way, even if I killed a hundred innocent, good Vietnamese, and got one guilty one, it would be worth it."
-Scott Camil

While serving two tours of duty in Vietnam, Scott Camil attained the rank of Seargent, acquired two Purple Hearts, was put up for the Bronze Star and was described as an "ideal soldier". He also witnessed and participated in some of the worst atrocities in recent history. Like many Vietnam Veterans, the guilt and emotional trauma of that experience haunt him to this day. Unlike many activists, Scott Camil's combat experience lends a dynamic that at times leads to confrontation with others as well as contradictions within himself.

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