April 16, 2004 -- Posted at 4:35 p.m. CDT
PARAGOULD -- President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged to stay in Iraq to help the interim government succeed. C
The war in Iraq rages on and the death toll mounts, leaving critics to call it "President Bush's Vietnam."
He served in Vietnam, and won a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for serving his country, and he says to compare the two wars is difficult.
Dickson says the war in Iraq is different because of the support of the nation. In his day, soldiers weren't so lucky.
Ron Bellomy was only a child when the Vietnam war started, but it made a big impression. He compares his memories of war to today's battle in the Middle East.
Bellomy's son is in the Air Force, and has fought in the Iraqi war. He says Vietnam is a war to learn from.