If you are looking for something uplifting to watch, check out “Noble.” It’s free on Amazon Prime. A true story about a Catholic woman from Ireland who felt called by God to go to Vietnam — but for what reason she didn’t know. It’s beautiful!
John Carmody served as a 2nd Lieutenant Platoon Commander in Vietnam from 1967-68, in an area called Leatherneck Square, nestled near the DMZ. He talks about the “unbridled brutality of war” and explains why it is “a sick process.” He also talks to us about his work with PeaceTrees Vietnam, his thoughts on PTSD and Just War Theory, and how he came to be the Founder and Director of the Center for Christian Nonviolence.
- Silver Star (The only medals that are more prestigious than the Silver Star are the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Read his commendation below.)
- Purple Heart w/2*
- Combat Action Ribbon
- Presidential Unit Citation
- Meritorious Unit Commendation
- National Defense Service Medal
- Viet Nam Serice Medal
- Viet Nam Campaign Medal