Before anyone jumps my ass about spelling, it should be noted that the Devils Diciples intentionally spell their name this way to disavow any religious affiliation. This is a club formed in 1967 by returning veterans from the Viet Nam War. They started with 12 original members–all vets–and today have chapters throughout Great Britain and Europe. They are very private and do not discuss their club’s business with anyone outside of the club.
It does not surprise me that the membership of this club are Viet Nam vets. A great many vets came home from southeast Asia only to be treated like pariahs. One can only imagine the profound sense of disillusionment this would entail.
Like clubs before them, this one started as a brotherhood of shared experience in the cauldron of warfare. Honor, pride, respect and loyalty were the code of these men as soldiers and after the sorry enterprise of the Viet Nam years, they sought out those who were most like themselves.