In Italy, Germany, Japan, S. Korea, U.K. Philippines; Vietnam where out of sight and therefor out of mind are literally thousands of children, and by now adults, born of American service men who are abandoned by both the United States and the country of their mother's birth, despite their being American citizens. And, being United States citizens are to be granted all rights and privileges guaranteed by both the Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution.
No one acknowledges these children. Those who have managed to reach adulthood continue to experience rejection at every turn. In certain southeast Asian countries the mother is also cast out by her family for bringing shame upon the family name. The various governments take the position 'It's not our responsibility, the Americans are responsible.'
That the government of the United States of America can sit idly by and ignore these souls is shameful at its highest level.
This is by no means meant to demean the hundreds of thousands of men and women who wears, or wore, a uniform of one military branch or the other. Far from it. Neither is it to demean the thousands of men who have stepped up to bat and supported their child, or young adult 'over there.' Recognizing the responsibility and need to provide that support, then doing it, is but one example of someone with great character.
Peace and Blessings!