The Draft & Vietnam (14 Stories)
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The Vietnam War divided the nation, made real to us (or our brothers or boyfriends) by the draft. Some embraced military service, while others chanted "Hell no! We won't go!" or fled to Canada. Think back ... Where did you stand on the war? What was your draft lottery number? Did you watch the Ken Burns documentary? What lessons should America have learned? On this Veterans' Day, share your draft and Vietnam stories forward. Start Writing
An Unexpected Education by
Risa Nye50 (57 Stories)
Prompted By The Draft & Vietnam
I found myself sitting next to women my age, or not much older, who were military wives. They came from the Midwest, the South and back East.....Their husbands were off fighting in Vietnam while these young wives held down a job, kept house, took care of the car, called the refrigerator repairman, paid the bills, and tried to stay sane. Read More