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40 Years Ago Today


  I was on a bus, going to my Aunt's to have my hair done for a Senior Prom that night. It wasn't mine. My Senior Prom came the following June. The people who told me were classmates of mine from sixth grade who I hadn't seen since then.
  The prom was not held that night.

  Two days later I was talking with a close friend on the phone, sitting in front of the tv set. He said, "Did you see that?"

  A lot of us saw that.

  We were in shock.

  We had Advisors in Vietnam.

  There were more shocks to come: Dr. King; Bobby Kennedy.

  Cities burning.

  Body Bags.
From the Washington Post and A Special Report from By Richard L. Homan Ink and Tears: A Reporter's Diary.

Timeline of Kennedy in Vietnam.

The Kennedy Assassination.

The Turbulent Sixties: The Civil Rights Movement.

The Vietnam War Internet Project Top Ten Indochina / Vietnam Wars Websites compiled by John Tegtmeier.


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