Letter: CBS owes an apology to Vietnam War veterans and their families

Published: Sunday, March 31 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

Retired Army Brig. Gen. George Price, looks at the Three Servicemen statue, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Thursday, July 8, 2010, after it was unveiled following six weeks of restoration work.

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CBS's most recently broadcast episode of "The Amazing Race" ("Your Tan Is Totally Cool") is disgraceful and dishonors those that served their country and sacrificed their lives in a foreign land. To use as a backdrop the twisted remains of a U.S. B-52 bomber shot down over Hanoi Vietnam in 1972 where two crew members of the downed plan remain MIA and presumed dead is insensitive, offensive and "reminiscent of Genghis Khan."

CBS owes a respectful and timely apology to living Vietnam War veterans and their families out of respect for the tens of thousands that are KIA and MIA.

Scott C. Olson


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