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veteran interview

When i first began looking for someone to interview, I wasn’t sure who I would interview, since I did not know any veterans. I found Professor Curley through the university. It was awkward at first because I was interviewing someone I did not know at all. I was not sure how sensitive he would be […]

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Greatest Generations Ch. 7

I thought it was interesting how the public found the end of the Korean War to be a “relief.” The public had had their fill of war and were just waiting for the veterans to return to normal again. The quote at the beginning of chapter 7 was astonishing to me. The man from the 24th Infantry Division was […]

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Female Veteran Interviews

Reading about the experiences of these female veterans was so interesting. Regina Schiffman was a member of the Army Nurse Corps during the Korean War. She enjoyed being in the Army and was an operating room nurse Listening to here account of the war was interesting because she referred to Korea as “camping.” She loved being a […]

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Remembering War The American Way

I think it is interesting how the government was not willing to recognize Korea as a war It was a  “police action,” which many would argue is a war nonetheless. I can’t help but think about how the veterans of the Korean War felt, knowing that their service in what they thought was a war, […]

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Wages of War Chapters 23-27

It is so different reading Wages of War after reading Kovic’s book. Some situations were similar, but in this week’s reading, we saw the government’s perspective. First of all, I was shocked when I read about the U.S. Army Lieutenant Calley, who led the My Lai attack on an innocent village. While I understand the […]

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Born on the Fourth of July Part 2

I have to say, I truly enjoyed reading this book. It put the life of a veteran into perspective. Kovic wrote this book for a reason, to show everyone the truth of what happened after Vietnam. He did not sugar-coat anything; sometimes people may wonder why Kovic wrote about a specific thing in his book […]

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Born on the 4th of July

All I can say after reading this book is that I am shocked. I am shocked by the way the soldiers were treated in the hospital. I am shocked by the horrible scenes of war and in the hospital Kovic describes. I think this is the first author I have read who has been so […]

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Greatest Generations Ch. 4-6 & 8

It was interesting to read about women and minority veterans after World War 2. After reading about the women veterans, I was amazed at all that they had accomplished. Even though they still faced resistance because they were women, the female veterans were determined to rise above society and were willing to face obstacles to […]

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Greatest Generations Part 2

I enjoyed reading about the GI Bill. I think it is great how the veterans were given a chance to attend college and a way to find jobs, etc. The postwar experience of a World War II soldier was different from those of World War I and past wars for that matter. The government made […]

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Doing Battle Part 2

I thought this part of the book was a little less interesting than the first part. I thought it was interesting to read about how Fussell adapted into civilian life. He said that the civilians believed the soldiers would adapt quickly to life, but in reality, the exact opposite happened. Fussell said for some soldiers, […]

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