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May 2024
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A veteran recalled his anger at coming home to an antiwar demonstration: “I ran into a ‘Resist the Draft’ rally on the street. At first I smiled; kids at it again, just a fad. Then I started gettin’ sore. About how I had to go and they could stay out. My Negro buddy didn’t like the war, but he went in too. I just stood there and got sure at those spoiled rich kids tellin’ people to ‘resist the draft.’ What about us poor people? For every guy who resists the draft, one of us gotta go, and he gets sent out into the boonies to get his backside shot at. One of their signs said, ‘We’ve Already Given Enough.’ And I thought, ‘What have they given?’”

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