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Letter from a soldier: – Vietnam, 1969


November 11, 2020

Editor’s note: A reader sent us this letter, which appeared in the Aug. 7, 1969 edition of The New Era. It was from her then-20-year-old brother, who wanted to remain anonymous (and who will remain so), but wanted to convey his views about the Army and the situation he was in at the time. He was also interested in what Sweet Home residents were thinking of the war. The writer, who’d dropped out of high school and “bummed around for a while” before joining the Army, had been in the service for a year and a half, with less than four months to serve in Vietnam. We’re reprinting it be...

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