This is rather related to my thread in the plot development section on avoiding the call to adventure. To summarise, I have been doing more research into the treatment of Vietnam troops after the war, and am now debating the treatment of my story's protagonist by her veteran father. The protagonist's father served in Vietnam, and received a negative welcome upon his return. Whilst he entered the war due to nationalistic views of America and the desire to impress his father in-law who had served in WWII, his expectations of glory and victory were instead met with little support from the government when he returned, and most of the country calling the troops baby killers and warmongers. Because of this, I imagine that he would have returned after the war with a conflicted sense of how he felt about his country and the ideals that he fought for, as well as how his actions have affected his country and family- he returned from the war not long before his daughter was born. What I'm having issues with is how would this father figure react if his daughter eventually was given the option of also going off into combat for the American government? On the one hand, he'd still have a sense of nationalism and a sense that the country and its people are worth protecting- after all, he entered the war and did multiple tours in the war because he believed he was doing the right thing- but at the same time I'm wondering if he'd just be adamantly against it because of how wars and those that fought in them are now treated? I'm mostly confused because, as a non-American, I'm unsure as to what fields of view Americans have on Vietnam troops, soldiers in general, and current youth/young adults (well, youth within the 21st century) enlisting in the military.