Today I care less. I didn't always think that way. My father enlisted in the USMC as did several of my cousins. Several of my family members served in other branches during this time period. I was "pro war" at least by proxy growing up.
The war in Vietnam was a very minor event in terms of world history. The Punic Wars had a greater effect on world history than Vietnam. Vietnam wasn't even that important in American history. Sorry, its not. The war accomplished nothing. Victory or defeat or just going home, would have no lasting consequence for the Nation.
Sorry Boomers, in the long run Vietnam accomplished nothing. If you are pro war, nothing came of it. If you were an anti war activist, nothing came of it. Yes for a short period of time it looked like you accomplished something you could be "proud" of, America pulled out. Again big deal. That would have happened anyway.
So Boomers, feel free to stroke your ego over your "roll" during Vietnam. Like so much of your generation, it's collective navel gazing. 200 years from now, if we are still here as a nation, (no thanks to your efforts) the Vietnam War will be known for one thing, the near immediate access to war images via media. That's it, it will be a footnote, a tiny asterisk, a question on Jeopardy.
Much like everything else the Baby Boomer generation "contributed" to the world, nothing positive came from it. Like everything else Boomer related, we're going to have to hear about, because...well, because they're talking about their generation.