A Student and a Soldier

25 Feb

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The Vietnam War arose a mass of  disillusionment from college students all around the U.S. Students from every campus joined together to further protest the oppositions they felt towards this war. A war that caused more casualties as each day passed. Around 58,272 in action and non-combative casualties resulted from this war. Amongst those soldiers were drafted men that had no desire to enlist or risk their lives in this way. As many as 40,000 men were being drafted each month. I find this picture so profound because in a certain time of history students like us were faced with a situation that we had no desire to be in. Where our rights were taken away from us. The student and the soldier were as one in this picture. This piece of media would be my most preserved image.

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/vietnam/antiwar.html

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