B.G. Burkett, a military researcher,
was co-chairman of the Texas Vietnam Memorial with President George Bush as Honorary Chairman. Mr. Burkett has been the object
of an award-winning segment on ABC's "20/20," as well as much acclaimed articles in Texas Monthly and Reader's
Digest. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. Burkett also served in Vietnam with the
199th Light Infantry Brigade, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Vietnamese Honor Medal, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
with Palm. B. G. Burkett is the co-author of Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed
of Its Heroes and Its History.
According to the book description
of Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History, “In
the aftermath of America's debacle in Vietnam, the war was collectively forgotten. Few college courses were offered on
the subject, few historians studied it, and even the military avoided the topic as an educational course for its officers.
But Vietnam never left the consciousness of America. Three decades later, it can still ignite passions among its participants.
war has come back to haunt us. Legions of homeless Vietnam veterans are in the street, hundreds of thousands of them are suffering
from Agent Orange or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and more of them have died from suicide than died in the war....or so
the social advocates and the media tell us.
B.G. Burkett, in over ten
years of research in the National Archives, filing hundreds of requests for military documents under the Freedom of Information
Act., uncovered a massive distortion of history, a distortion that has cost the U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars. Mr. Burkett's
work has toppled national political leaders and put criminals in jail.
The authors show killers who have fooled the most astute prosecutors and gotten away with murder,
phony heroes who have become the object of award-winning documentaries on national network television, and liars and fabricators
who have flooded major publishing houses with false tales of heroism which have become best-selling biographies.
Not only do Burkett and Whitley show the price
of the myth has been enormous for society, but they spotlight how it has severely denigrated the service, patriotism, and
gallantry of the best warriors America ever produced.”