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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from Notes From the Boonies by Paul Wisovaty:
Paul Wisovaty. Photo by Rick Danzl of The News-Gazette.
Jeff Machota called me recently. Seems he got a call from Paul Wood, a reporter for the Champaign, Illinois News-Gazette, looking for a Vietnam veteran to interview for his weekly "Those Who Served" column. Paul has been writing these columns for a couple of years, and they're pretty interesting. They include vets from WWII all the way to the present, and it's a way of giving each of them a chance to tell their own story, as they see it, about their own war. Nothing wrong with that.
The reason that Paul called Jeff is that he was hoping to find a Vietnam vet who actually opposed the war. Apparently his calls to local American Legion and VFW posts came up empty, and I'm guessing that he may have been wondering if there really were any of "us." Yes, said Jeff, there are. And he gave me his phone number. And the following is what happened.... Read More
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