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Firsthand Accounts


Image 1: Jack Cipperly, 1967; Image 2: Jack Cipperly, 1967
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October 1967 (1:20)
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Jack Cipperly
assistant dean

'...the veterans who went into combat put themselves on the line directly, but the students put themselves on the line, too.'

Jack Cipperly grew up in Madison, in the residential Westside neighborhood. After serving in the Marine Corps, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin on the G.I. Bill, working as a construction worker part-time. Cipperly continued at the university for his Masters and Ph.D. degrees. By 1967, he was an assistant dean there.

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