The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the organization behind "The Wall," the monumental work of black granite which displays the names of those missing or killed in the Vietnam War, has a new feature on its website. "Items Left at The Wall," is a sampling of the over 400,000 mementos left behind. The National Park Service collects items every day and catalogs them. The VVMF's exhibit is expected, unexpected, poignant, puzzling, unknowable, and even humorous. I recommend viewing it.
A number of novels have emerged from the Vietnam War experience. These are a few: