War, and the truth, can be hell

Some of you young men think that war is all glamour and glory, but let me tell you, boys, it is all hell!

Gen. William T. Sherman

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It never hurts to be reminded of that undeniable and always relevant truth.

We never had to face that reality.

Dad was a veteran of the Korean War. It’s sometimes referred to as the Korean Conflict which only seems to diminish it.

Bullets, bombs and body bags. That sounds a lot like a war.

The Vietnam was had the famous draft lottery. That’s when you officially found out whether you needed to stay in college in order to maintain your deferment.


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