The makers of the film seem to have their own peculiar way of remembering history.
In a Washington Times interview McCoy boasted, “The Vietnam legacy has been this fog that wouldn’t lift for 40 years. And no one had the balls in Hollywood to go the other way, to say, ‘Let’s really look at the world and the men and women serving right now.’ That’s 40 years ago. Why are we still using the same ideology, this anti-military ideology?”
That's kind of a bitter pill for me to swallow. I was in high school when Top Gun came out, the top grosser of 1986 and a movie that made it look like being a Navy flier would cause a 50% growth in your penis. And as I recall, it wasn't at all the first. There had been a steady stream of recruitment-style movies for a good three years beforehand. In other words, within a decade of Saigon falling, Hollywood was going "Vietnam syndrome? Fuck that shit!"