Prompt: Viet Thanh Nguyen asserts that “All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second
time in memory.” Respond to the following question: Is it necessary to (re)visit histories and narratives of the
Vietnam War, to continue to “fight” this war in memory, nearly 45 years after the end of the Vietnam War on
April 30th, 1975? Why or why not? How might (re)visiting histories of the Vietnam War create opportunities to
seek reconciliation with legacies of intergenerational trauma? Draw from The Best We Could Do and at least
one additional book/movie/TV show/poetry/cultural production of your choice to address this prompt.