Vietnam War

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Prairie Lights: Still learning from the Vietnam War


My uncle had a lot of books in his library, but the one book I was drawn to every time we visited his house contained a collection of photographs of World War II. It was a large, heavy book, so I usually placed it on the floor and lay in front of it, propped up on my elbows. I would slowly page through it, looking at pictures as vivid in my mind now as they were on the page then: (more…) Continue Reading →

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What did you do in the war, Grandpa?


Among the beauties of growing old is recalling exactly where you were and what you were doing when historic events happened:

The Cuban Missile Crisis; the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Bobby Kennedy; Richard Nixon’s resignation; the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Fall of Saigon, 40 years ago last week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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