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  •  I remember (1+ / 0-)
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    having to leave our letters home unsealed so that we couldn't say anything about the Cambodia bombing.  We heard Nixon claiming that we weren't in Cambodia, but we were flying sorties for six months before he finally admitted it.

    I can't say I was particularly fond of being in the service, but 45 years later, I'm still drawing on my experiences in Vietnam.

    "There are times when even normal men must spit in their hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

    by rwgate on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 03:56:36 PM PST

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    •  There's a new audio book ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried read by Bryan Cranston.  It got a nice review in the Times.  

      It might appear under the Christmas tree at my house -- I know Mr. L has appreciated it on the printed page.

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