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Deaf John Wise came traveling down the road Looking for old friends to help him with his load Caught up in a war over in Vietnam Praying for forgiveness He's a full grown man Born in the hills of the... read more »
In January 1965, I was 23, in a 1-year grad school program, and totally against the war. I was horrified by the murder, wounding and dislocation of innocent peasants. And I read my Bernard Fall and Jean Lacouture, and felt... read more »
... Coming home, we are looked down upon...our lives have been destoryed forever and our boyhood taken away from us. America looks the other way when we speak, we are freaks! We did as we were asked and now we... read more »
In 1963 I toured S-E Asia on my own after one and a half years in South Korea with the D.O.A. as a Recreation Specialist. The U.S. 'Military Advisors' in South Vietnam numbered 13,000 at that time. The people in... read more »