I think we were very aware of the situation in Vietnam, because a lot of our friends were...
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I think we were very aware of the situation in Vietnam, because a lot of our friends were flying airplanes in combat in Vietnam. And there would we have been, had we not been in the space program.
I guess I can sort of admit it now, I've admitted it a little bit to a few friends, I've always had a guilt complex, to some degree. That was my war, good or bad, whether it was a good war or a bad war, we're not discussing it, but that was my war, to fight for my country, and my buddies were getting shot at and shot down and in some cases captured, and I was getting my picture on the front page of the paper. And I've always felt that they fought my war for me. They look at it totally different. They said, "You were doing something that this country needed more than anything else at the time. You were part of a program, the only thing we had to hold our head high and be proud of."
Clip duration: 38 seconds
Timestamp in movie: 00:21:25
Uploaded: 28 March, 2022
Genres: documentary, history
Summary: The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.