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From the Frontlines to the Home Front: Inside Views of the Military 1940-2012

This hour on Focus, we’ll hear a documentary produced by University Laboratory High School and WILL, “From the Frontlines to the Home Front: Inside View of the Military 1940-2012.”

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Students interview Vietnam veteran Steve Allen

Students interview Vietnam veteran Steve Allen

Culture within and surrounding the United States Military has changed dramatically over the course of the half a century. If you’ve never served in the armed forces, have you wondered what that change looks like from an insider’s perspective?  This hour on Focus, we’ll hear from men and women who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq about their experiences.

“From the Frontlines to the Home Front: Inside Views of the Military 1940-2012” is part of an oral history project that students from University High School produce with WILL.

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    mg metals in for Veterans Day focus presents from the front lines to the home front
    home front the next hour
    will be hearing every of veterans still there own storage life for the armed forces
    from World War 2 to the present a documentary was produced by step
    stupid university laboratory High School in Urbana focus return
    returns in its regular format tomorrow the fall

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    the following is a production of university laboratory high school and Illinois
    public media men and women from central Illinois

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    serve in the US military early 19 century remember lines answers
    service on national holidays one more time who really getting into the store
    review of military service from the perspective of service for Smith and Wesson University
    mercy laboratory high school students into several US military personnel and their family members
    about the experiences from World War 2 who is the 12th man
    6 women who c** from very different backgrounds listen to do the military
    how to change the time how deep is inter stores in from the front lines to the home front

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    homefront im sonic OC and I’m leaving
    I was actually not old enough to join the Marine Corps my own I was 17
    Latinas all I graduate high school but I f*** my mom pretty good until she
    the realize that I wouldn’t have it any other way I don’t know if you’re really understood why
    why I was graduate from high school I didn’t have any skills
    extended family I wanted to prove myself I wanted to become a man
    man I decide man beautiful concept that we have is ideas

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    we can all Expressnet we can all Jews have a religion or not believe in God and a good thing
    good thing and I love that I’m bleeding and I thought United States that help me become a personal
    the person I am I can practice on anyway I see said I can do whatever I want I’m a woman
    someone I can fix cars I can drive I can read I get a college education and Noble
    no we’re in this country that against the law I wanted to go pay my debt this country
    countries give me a lot I wanted to get back I don’t think you’ll ever have a relationship with
    make you have with the person next to you combat situation because you’re in

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    your emotions are tied to helping this person do their job
    Inn at the same time you’re doing your job you have a great love for the people that you’re with
    with and you will do absolutely anything to help them is just something that you’ll never
    never leave you


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    1941 phone surprise attack Japanese
    Japanese military on American force in Pearl Harbor United States entered the second world
    who is the moment that many would remember for decades
    Pearl Harbor, long I was at the movie and always said they shut down the movie in the
    everybody return to the birds they didn’t say why are nothing but what you got outside
    outside you knew something was going on in the war was on you know the
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and by the time we got back to the barracks WI

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    why they were load up trucks in everything who is the US government
    what are you going to draft in response to German expansion in Europe the number for crafty
    is rose sharply after the Pearl Harbor attack or the next three and a half years
    16 million men served in the military 10 million Fuma draftees women want
    when were not drafted what song did serve in the military while others when organizations like the Red Cross
    cross my twin brother Jack Wills in the army my brother Bob Larson
    the Navy every young man I knew was in the service in everybody was founded

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    100 percent back in the United States in world war 2 affect soil
    so I want to be more active than my civil service
    service job in Decatur and I volunteered went to Washington DC
    see in November 43 for 2 weeks course
    the Red Cross first week was history and functions of their eggs
    Red Cross College divisions the second verse Pacific jobs
    functions volunteered for club mobile fortress of reach

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    request of Eisenhower he wanted at mobile service
    service to get outta the combat troops started out in England
    using the English Greenline bus is never Quibids
    good donut machine Jonas incidental is the second most popular food
    food that the GI system service people live vs
    hamburger sin and donuts next free also had a photograph
    how to graph on the car mobile with 78 rpm records in PA

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    System minute we come up to someplace to serve with love music
    the guys just came from every place and we danced
    did the records and surplus copying does the GI loved
    are service we love because it was wanted and desired Lake Wenatchee
    not to the combat troops in served in the military women serve in the Medical Corps
    poor and if you became pilots the most were signed clerical jobs what certainly they got the
    got the same day in the same rank structure in all that the movie World War 2

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    2 women were enlisted primarily to free up males
    25 combat roles women do not display in combat roles it was subway
    simply a emergency em measure to free up men so that they can
    naked participating combat roles is matter fact the women in the Navy were called
    called waves WA ves women accepted for
    for volunteer emergency service so I think the thoughts
    what process is the time was so this is a temporary singing as soon as the war is over

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    over the release of the women in the back to the way it was
    the Second World War American military units were still segregated by race
    what is the first African American to serve in the Marines because have a reality
    reality of military service turned out to be quite different from the promises of his recruiter
    1200 if you join the Marines you receive the same training
    meaning of the other marine Searcy high should really he said yes
    I was too naive to us over questions about would I be

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    the same champ same companies in all of that sort say if I
    if I receive the same training must be in the same as soon as it would be
    would be if you were the same my singing this was the same as his eye
    discover lost in the training as such
    separate from the main body of a reason I always so sad
    something second class about it and I didn’t think that’s inside giving up my senses
    civilian life which was the first class is a hundred students at that time

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    time to go into the Marines serve my country with a second class
    status devotion so to speak and it makes inside
    understand why my country want to do that to me racism in the
    in the military with a reflection of the conditions and attitudes towards black people in the United States
    States especially in the Jim Crow South we going through place in Mississippi
    Mississippi the train stop at the 16th stupid laws and
    big sign welcome servicemen the Red Cross is Fairwood

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    donuts Mons instant coffee urns
    hello we were the boys find we’re going to be treated to call
    coffee and donuts Houston Oilers nothing happens
    expected our office close to fall off the hills
    donuts and coffee nothing happens funny man came down
    the hill and walk along the track Sandra Fluke
    even see if you block phases of mitosis

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    Fred Madeleine back up the hill parrot old
    old women that like Marines wrong room was going blind
    black new Marines or newer service in Phoenix
    Nick closed down Moose’s first I was so angry with the American River
    Red Cross ending to the mores of the South that way after
    after that forever after I was off for not saying
    is servicemen titles to coffee and donuts

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    lease but they didn’t do that I did that much confidence
    co2 country tours officers were going to take me overseas
    face customs of the self
    the cars you do that many were time experiences left lasting memories
    during the final months of World War 2 the four horses of the Holocaust came to light
    light as I like truth penetrate deeper into German territory define Nazi concentration
    concentration and extermination camps discount Suite a confined kill millions

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    the people under the table including Jews Roma homosexuals
    send people with disabilities first one we came across order for sin
    What’s in April where are there the day after it was liberated
    never still bodies hit and been taken care of it all so wet
    where to Buchenwald which is near Weimar the day after it was Labor
    liberated there were bodies in the crematorium Samsung
    slave laborers just like skin and bones there did Ceasar

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    is the lampshades at the Commandant’s wife and maid from the skin of State
    state prisoners Lisa the guest rooms Richard Underground
    the coming down to just walk over the top news little air holes
    put the gas pellets Thailand kill hundred two people live
    big room neighbor told to strip take our clothes off
    shoes hair and stuff here and stuff here is there going to be de los
    house that’s a turtle to hear all is men women and some children only

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    all naked in these big big rooms close the door
    the Commandant up above log on to stop to Sinai tablet
    tuner for solids people just skills
    persimmon pudding mass graves in this couldn’t believe that one human being
    being a b**** so sadistic used to treat other human being sad
    set way but it was very horrible


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    having spirit stallion for service members dreamed about returning home
    the one that I’m finally came Mini Stepper the things to change tinder app
    is this a 9000 place Silverlight for phone
    that’s what I thought of going back to that end in I
    gotta go my mother had moved she move to Massachusetts Avenue
    what’s a place for once upon a time people had mentioned like houses

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    houses for sale I love her and f*** one of those for lodging house she’s gone
    that is what you can’t imagine how I felt Expecting
    teen porn picture of myself with my mother and sister on Cincinnati
    the road and then finding the morn Mass Ave in a house full of straight
    strange people are strange to me and I feel so alone
    the word interfering with are domestic tranquility friends
    so it was a shock really show my sister

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    grown up too fast Levis shoes
    my baby sister anymore so many things
    but that happens in war Cyrus disappointed
    and the Georgia thought I would have fun arriving home with someone
    someone some dude will fit but I just saw that the server
    the Servicemen’s beat just ment Act of 1944 better known as the GI Bill
    what design to help veterans returning from war finder place back in society

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    provide funds for education for unemployment insurance in for buying homes in starting a business
    businesses these benefits enabled millions of service members to join the middle class in movie
    move to the suburbs and field postwar economic prosperity in the US

     

     

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    Alliance between the Soviet Union and the United States which was strengthened in world
    World War 2 broke down soon after the wars and political
    ideologies and desire for global influence period two countries against each other
    the period of military and political rivalry between the two superpowers

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    known as the Cold War resulted in a number for oxy Wars especially in Asia
    Asia the Korean War was the first major military confrontation of the Cold War
    United States involvement in the Korean War was driven by fear of the spread of
    what is communism in Asia the war began in the summer of 1915 North free
    43 in communist forces attacked the US support in South Korean forces
    it did not result in a clear victory for either side window seal to an end in 1950
    53 the world creative Ian remains to this day

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    about a decade later the United States began finding Forrester Vietnam worth
    Asian with developing between a communist north in the US backed south
    is the word for grass to pinyin about the American involvement in Vietnam became increasingly
    divided around the world 2002 Cummins
    Cummins to her feet what is the percentage of people in Vietnam 100 meter reader
    should have been there choice happen because he was a communist
    free spirit how to

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    Nationals Franklin George Washington Carver’s country that doesn’t matter
    we were wondering Posiedon poser leadership resupported succession of puppets
    puppet dictators Callender’s rations which we can extra refused
    used in August 1964 phone reports of to alleged tax by north
    North Vietnamese torpedo boats on the American store Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin president
    President Lyndon B Johnson solar pool from Congress for military action against North Vietnam
    lady investigations contradict the official government account at the North Vietnamese

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    Vietnamese attack 2013 boat and also prove that the second alleged attacker not even take place
    take place however at the time the public song we support President Johnson’s the city
    decision to escalate military involvement in Vietnam the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    Lucian approved by Congress on August 7th 1964 authorizing
    the United States open entry into the war after the talking doll stuff happened
    the time nobody really knew what is going on we weren’t sure the official line was not shipped
    ships in the Night act and I didn’t know anything any different but I didn’t know what the ships were doing I didn’t know

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    what does patrols about the feeling on the ship was attacked by the evil Vietnamese
    Vietnamese let’s go get your body was kind of like going hope and a few days
    days after all of that activity the Maddox the first ship that have been attacked was
    was schedule be reviewed by us so I was out there visible
    bull in open space time in the operation animatics is the blindside
    and while I’m standing there time in the apparition I hear these guys calling my name from the matter
    Matix the weather in Taiwan that’s when I realized

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    ultimately what the ship was there for what they were doing their wives
    Vietnamese we getting a tax M because daddy was provoke some kind of response time
    time to Vietnamese word getting attacked by other forces that we were supporting and so they fought the ship with power
    which part of that attack realize what the max who is on the ship
    open the weather in volved in the night light that up next to what the president was telling the American public
    they were there for the fact that they were not in international waters the Restless spoilers
    that was all I needed to hear in 1965 the first ground troops deployed

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    Ford in Vietnam and many more Americans were drafted into the military feelings about the draw
    the draft with inflicted and complicated some supported or accepted the draft
    what was also a lightning rod to the antiwar movement my initial reaction
    who’s not going into the army because of physical labor
    manager looking back on it was indexing server happened to me because
    Spencers to use a shooting pool somewhere in getting to solla music
    like many people for small towns are never met anyone from areas of the smoke

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    probably not been outside central Illinois in for vacation
    and when I got into the army and the people from strange places like California New York
    Spokane Street actions in Leiningen versus
    many women and minorities served in the Army during the Vietnam War
    between 7 and 11 thousand women served in Vietnam almost 90 percent
    does military nurses other service doctors in intelligence officers
    ouran Administration or Communications additionally many civilian women

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    women work for the Red Cross another humanitarian organizations in someone journalist
    by the time of the Vietnam War the military was racially integrated
    President Harry Truman have signed executive order 9981 ninja live 19
    1948 forbidding racial discrimination against military personnel definition
    officially desegregating the armed forces the Las Tablas the quality of treatment
    unity who is only fully implemented after the Korean War however
    however settle forms of discrimination persisted Mishary spiritism

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    discrimination awesome created strong bonds of facial fried in solidarity among men or tease
    please when you go in guys that parents were in the Ku Klux Klan
    man and black guys were building games for generations and a Break
    break that cycle right away they tell you you are green your nose
    you’re no longer black brown white or yellow you are green
    Green urine the green machine and so no they didn’t put up with that nonsense
    I didn’t see too much are there was some but not a lot and

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    the thing about Vietnam was that blocks of very very close in Vietnam
    Wii with salute each other with a black power sign whenever we saw each other
    and we were a braided shoelaces on iris and became popular
    population United States but it was the show unity and so we had
    black symbols in black jewelry that we made with beads and things in
    Vietnamese Queens on January 31st 1968 the north
    the North Vietnamese in Vietnam what’s the time difference in a series of coordinated surprise attack

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    attack on South Vietnamese in US forces across 100 South Vietnamese towns and cities
    is the largest military campaign of the Vietnam War the attack of the South Vietnamese
    US forces of card because it took place during the Vietnamese holidays tattoo with the loon
    new year when both sides 322 day see spot the South Vietnamese in us
    USF Ensley repel the North Vietnamese forces the both sides of heavy casualties
    casualties defrosting scale the tax shocked the US government in the public
    Steven mark a turning point in the war as President Johnson begin feeling back US involvement

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    Wolfman one night we were camped out side of town I can’t remember
    now but it was a fairly large population center and we noticed
    how to set the Rockets was just like for the July but it wasn’t fireworks
    rockets going just one after another from all around us
    going into this town and just exploding all over the place we found out
    next morning that was the beginning of what they call the Tet Offensive and that was
    North Vietnamese the regular army North Vietnamese were dating

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    is arias here and they were trying to occupy certain space for certain amount of time in
    and they were trying to get as much publicity the Tet Offensive
    how many days in certain parts of the country and I believe that made a big difference
    difference in the war for the United States was concerned because that change the time to wake
    awakened a lot of people to the idea that we didn’t really long hair
    well the North Vietnamese were driven back in 15 heavy casualties during the Tet Offensive
    media coverage of the attack eroded the public support of the war

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    news of the Tet Offensive shock in public what was now aware that many Vietnamese village
    civilians have become casualties in a seemingly endless war for American soldiers fighting
    is fighting in Vietnam directions to Vietnamese civilians were saved by the role as an occupied
    pine Force experiences range from positive to write name
    the majority of Vietnamese indigenous people with you video Franklin the bartenders a prostitute
    22 drug dealers use people for reasons that shouldn’t be difficult to discern still open
    telling a gif how much they love Janelle from happy to have America

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    American soldiers are there fighting to keep them free from Ho Chi Minh running warehouse workers make
    soldiers were never done Vietnamese will be nice to them because they work
    field level in contact with the enemy surveillance
    which was all for the better because you want to know if it wasn’t for you ladies want to do laundry
    blow your poop come back to when we would go
    what goes on on convoys villages in Vietnam we would see Linda on the sides
    side of the road does a Vietnamese civilians usually old men women

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    children and not be a mind reader in a psychiatrist will guarantee you
    they were happy to see if there and they were ready to tell her so much she loves to see didn’t they were
    the work during the war communication between soldiers and their families usually
    Olivia letters with low in a reliable the families back home
    10 TV and radio broadcast for information about what was going on in Vietnam
    as a result full service members and their families filled anxious and disconnected
    eventually service people return home and we’re reunited with her

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    do with their families but unlike soldiers returning from CVS wars Vietnam vet
    veterans were created by a less than welcome in public that was tired of the long war
    some anti war protesters expressed hostility towards returning soldiers
    these reactions along with the trauma of warfare Midway just me to Seville
    civilian life more difficult for veterans

     

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    suffering coming back
    trucks coming back with mental illnesses and having tough time
    time with Justin and alcoholism cause problems and the 10
    lot of assistance for those guys have Veterans Administration viejas
    hospitals for full and it was long waiting lines to get service in the West

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    what’s in a lock for veterans bettersworth taking care of very well after Vietnam end
    the general public opinion about the war of change date and time of bitter about the war
    are there was an element in the public that would call veterans
    baby killers in a budget terrible things and the weather
    what’s the time to be proud of serving your country I actually came home in civilian clothes
    close when I was finally discharged and I didn’t want to wear my uniform I let my hair
    let my hair grow a little bit I don’t want people to know that I was a soldier traveling home

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    home and so I can I get a low profile and even after I got home I was looking for
    looking for work on dark background so big over those couple years
    ws that I couldn’t worry my old clothes the only code I had was a man
    whats the military jacket and I were the jacket people ask me about the war
    military and I wouldn’t give him too much information about it because they were salata
    a lot of negative stuff directed towards soldiers that time I had guys
    Isaac came back in stores people being spit on at least two of my man have that happened to them

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    they were in uniform to get spit on the gotta be used to cast out more than 20
    literally spell by people my fathers came home
    and my uncle came home the man came home from war 200
    the real hero in the nation was grateful 100 the skies come home
    and maybe they’re week or two weeks out of a diving in the rice paddy
    in the mud blood gets shot at and I get off of planes San Francisco ensure some
    B******* comes up insults Kohls names in dinner grace what they’ve done

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    when they’re proud to be 18 uniform and then there told in summer do not wear
    wear your uniform is too dangerous to wear your uniform and they became
    became victims room Society sworn to protect in Trulia
    truly restaurants to do some during the 19 sixties and seventies the chemical symbol
    what’s going in the Vietnam war begin to focus for protesters anti war protest
    demonstrations were held at many colleges and universities including the University of Illinois
    the other one

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    team Illinois to work in July 1970
    there were demonstrations going on I have this memory of the rocks
    Roxy pound of guild hall braid with something blue them down

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    down fill that the demonstrators could not picked up racked up and drama teacher or Windows
    buildings that were coming from a small town it was really when I open it
    opener to actually see in person the demonstration against the for summer training
    returning Vietnam veterans also postwar and Minnie join the antiwar organizations
    Vietnam Veterans Against the War after returning to the United States mega Scizor
    is this was the first time in United States history that large large numbers of
    veterans returning from war should know she’s wrong person people

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    I love them but this was first time in history that sound
    scan this is what kind of person do we can use weed
    34 years ago were large numbers of combat veterans in front of the White House
    and the war and to metals and Susan at the White House
    which is addiction metals is important
    but it’s better to everyone else because
    when I’m proud of what we have to do to go to get some others

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    sorcery do credit in street to help me the transition to civilian
    billion life Vietnam veterans eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the
    by the US Department of Veterans Affairs will the VA benefits included Education Fund
    Vons on business loans and healthcare additionally cold is across the country
    country began providing special programs for veterans in 1973 or 19
    74 William Proxmire from the state of Wisconsin came up with a bill that he saw
    Pizza Hut veterans should be paid a lot more and so because of him we got a raise

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    which was really nice and not only that if you were married and have children you got
    you got extra money does that really make a big difference for me and I was because of veterans
    veterans organization there they provide us with a lot of help
    we had to room and when it came time to register for classes we were given prior
    priority which made a difference because some classes really hard to get into if you
    if you were a better than you can have any trouble getting to camp time to get your check
    check every month to have your check ready for you get me the difference in 1975

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    5 de Vietnam War end in Saigon the capital of South Vietnam Delta the Northeast
    Vietnamese by this time the United States withdraw its troops in the region
    how to spend the draft soldiers no longer fight over seas what did serve in US military
    Terry bases across the world and it home military strength in for pennis remain crucial to the
    to the US to the ongoing cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union
    the Cold War came to an end in the 19 eighties when the Russian economy collapsed due to heavy metal
    military spending and economic crisis within the country the US Armed Forces also

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    is also underwent major transformations around this time

    in the 80’s with the new army of the Fallen to your army draft
    what’s the place anymore people wanted to be there so it’s on like its time maybe
    maybe in the 60’s and 70’s when there is always the term for the word of jail
    so people didn’t want to be there when your drafted in the 80’s when I
    when is the new army and how you could no longer really

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    drill sergeant condemned grade of soldier like they did before this new
    new army career path and a future for many men and women from Illinois
    Chris disorders and solve all problems at once colleges pay for getting a town
    education and training meals are provided plus money you got a job
    society is everything fill in the place sort of my brother and my nephew that joint
    join the National Guard for them it was a way to better their life and provide for their families
    lease so that was there motivation of course they were drafted

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    what time was drafted in the air of Vietnam and even my boys they signed a women
    when it’s your choice now it supposed to go when you were drafted
    what if you wanted to go or not so I think the motivation for my nephew
    feeling for my brother it was the graduated high school they were looking for a way to better themselves
    I’m self and provide for their families and so the military was a way for them to do that
    normal Midwestern girl that got involved in the military
    there’s a lot of people to get in the military for the money and that way I think that it is

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    what it is when to give you have money center
    higher level officer the end of the Cold War did not been about
    global peace summit hope in 1990 Iraq what does a dumb sayings
    sane invaded Kuwait a movie in danger to waste oil its neighbors Saudi Arabia
    response on January 17th 1991 United States
    States launch Operation Desert Storm during which US led multinational forces
    forces drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait invaded Iraq this conflict

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    what was known as the goal for on March 1st 1991 a ceasefire was negotiated
    directions to destroy a nuclear biological and chemical weapons program
    United States Presidents in Saudi Arabia during and after the goal for fuel and ham
    anti American sentiment someone militant Islamic groups like outside a which was led by Osama bin Laden
    a decade later on September 11th 2001 7 militant
    associated with out kinda hijacked for planes and use them in suicide attempts on the Wii
    on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon 2977

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    7 people were killed and many others were injured people shocked people
    very angry why do people do right away who are some of the line was because
    because we were able to find out do researchers think like that mean this is a year 2000
    naked pizza San Francisco
    at the plot of course allowed people to your body to go to the
    how to go to be there in there a small office
    remember a feeling of disbelief when it happened it was almost

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    most liked it wasn’t real but I knew it was real in even though
    even though it was in a half mean outside of wife is Ackley was the was the ceiling of
    I didn’t feel separated I felt like in my community
    at the moment it didn’t matter where we were in America people were kind of the more page
    patient compassionate with each other so was almost like we’re watching this really fast movie
    pause we are just come to stop an hour trying to check in
    gather are some iPhone and I also filled intuitively I think that I knew

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    new that the circumstances we’re going to somehow Lita war and somehow in what capacity
    what capacity I wasn’t sure but I knew that I would be involved in 911
    lot of people’s children was the first major trach see if they have
    ever experience in relation to the other country Tyga up with Martin Luther King
    King and Bobby Kennedy in John Kennedy assassinated within 6 months
    months of a truther November Mayer something like that in a relatively short time frame
    we lost 3 very prominent people in this country

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    and our children never had anything like that until 9 11 and then
    that attack with on our own soil in one of the biggest cities in our nation
    I have no doubt that influence a great many of the young men and women who
    who join the military in response to the 9/11 attacks the US invaded Afghanistan
    canesten 2001 to the soil cutter and Capulets leader Osama bin Laden
    as a continuation what President George W Bush called the war on terror
    terror the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 the US over 30

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    lucidms saying boo the possessed weapons of mass destruction and sympathetic the terrace
    terrorist groups in the United States is interventions in both Afghanistan and Iraq
    Rock the strong reaction someone airband Islamic nations when we were invaded Iraq
    is a racket upset a lot of our area Valley there’s a lot of protest in Bahrain
    candlelight vigil stop all people in the United Arab Emirates
    fly over their country through Pakistan to Afghanistan
    savory with that blends with rack they were politically oppose the last days of the week

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    fly over that men do we have to go to the most in the Persian Gulf
    very congested in the first place Iran threatens a person live without was supposed to
    hostility happening does a 10 simple tasks who are you
    are you doing I never spoke on the radio to the toilet what we would always give the most
    what I call a region of 2 sensor delete say we are
    us plane conducting a signal security flight in accordance with all record
    recognize international a message saying that your principal

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    all the recognized school laws so just don’t bother me what are things that cause I’m never
    never forget to drive from villages and you see the children and youth
    some of them are so happy to see you see the US military in other religions
    2630 little kids there is already hatred in her eyes
    Atari very young age they been told they’re bad people
    Apple iPod that something I have to be to be in the United States
    public opinion about US involvement in recent wars Barry significantly the number

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    number of people who have personal interaction with people the armed forces in veterans is
    is a fraction what it was was a problem most people don’t know somebody that’s currently serving
    serving in the military or even somebody that has but I think today
    today you go back to Vietnam we had no internet no satellite
    television with three television networks any the news we got came
    came from the front came back of Thomas developed was aired
    everything was time delay today if you can watch does the rights of Siri

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    Syria in Cairo real time you can watch a movie on skype
    is so I think people are much more aware of what’s going on in the world
    in the world today at least superficially there where they they can be worse they want
    how to touch with it I don’t think they want to deal with the fact that people have families
    they scream when they are hurt just like us people don’t think
    really think about that I think that they don’t want to believe that they think
    does the US has a magic wand can drop bombs in people start calling elections

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    is not the way it works since World War 2 the United States
    States military has evolved constantly changing its policies regarding race
    gender and sexual orientation the integration of women into the military
    for the sample is taken decades in the ban on women in combat was only lifted
    did in January of 2013 even now women face unique challenges
    is the woman were in our own barracks room at the barracks for was coed
    when we were together when were together like I said every reason every gender work together pretty CMAs

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    good you know what I mean when a woman want to hang out with man there was a lot of
    we gotta stick together ladies at that time there’s a point competitiveness to make sure
    sure that no one was going to be lazy because if there is one lazy woman we will get pain with
    when was the same brush to there was an idea that will have to fry extra hard in computer
    do to prove herself define nationally that women veterans are more likely to
    I have a higher incidence of post traumatic stress disorder there’s also the
    is something that because women cannot serve directly in combat in the end

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    the infantry and things like that there’s an assumption that there shielded from the violence but the word
    who were not the case we have women who are flying helicopters for dry
    driving trucks that get ambushed her that hit IDs in so there’s a lot of trauma
    that women are exposed to just like male soldiers also a frilly higher
    Lehigh Raiders what’s called military sexual trauma the military has always traditionally been a very
    very masculine institution in to be a woman in a traditional masculine institution has
    has a whole set of challenges and barriers my experiences that it really comes down

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    come down to your units leadership tell if you have strong leadership in a unit
    infer that kind of conduct with a female in charge of all 18 in the mouth mean
    mi vida loca loca population that is an aerobic culture and female Tom Franco
    very high on the afternoon Arabic culture so tired all these guys but the local donut
    don’t talk to me because im a female and their culture its rude for me to see anything of
    contact without a finding a way to overcome that we can still accomplish the mission
    send while still trying to be respectful their cultural beliefs what is a bit challenging

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    lesbian gay bisexual and transgender people have also faced and continue
    continuous face you need to changes in the military in 1993
    the United States adopted the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy which prevented
    openly LGBT people from serving in the military this policy was discontinued
    discontinued in 2011 wizard lonely sometimes when you define the other game
    gay person you pray to God my God now we’re hanging out together Chevrolet
    gay together yes we are just looking for friendship knot romance is hard

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    hard it’s a hard thing and then after women that quote look gay Kathy’s Ark types of society
    sighting in to be lesbian Dark type and how they dressed holywater hair
    there was a worry that hoe mean to hang out with you in my arms again to get breast the Gabe rush
    going to be found out there’s never ending tiresome
    idea that any minute anybody who don’t like you could write you out in Kentucky
    Navy investigative services for getting acronym people after you falling
    call you do anything I want to catch you in the act like you do something now having sex

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    sex store America fall you to your home how long you hang out with another person
    see if you want to move in together they were allowed to do that and then right up and say that you’re gay
    it wasn’t even a catching aksing it was an actual hunting of a sickening that was difficult
    what was really difficult pression is the biggest symptoms of
    masculinity mail oppression I wish I could say what will happen
    pretty prickly transition sure thing for starting to change while I was in
    but in general is a hostile environment mystic chain

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    change some branches in certain pockets on military will change what is a good thing
    nobody likes women in the complain they raise health
    integrated the troops in black and white the transitional be painful lot of people dislike
    dislike my grandfather is an even like the fact that the richest African American troops
    after World War 2 president racism homophobia dies slowly
    the sad but for March for progress differences in the religious background
    sounds of service members can also Post Alan jizz during the recent wars in Afghanistan

    00:44:50

    SCANA stand and Iraq Muslims have sometimes experience difficulties
    well serving in the US Armed Services lot of people that Lily walked up to me and safe
    Cesar heard your a rebound no action in Afghanistan different okay whatever
    like yeah I don’t drink I like ice crazy old drink Apollo
    apology circle with a apologizing for drinking like I care so much rain so far from a drink and then
    and then they would invariably start going on so you know what time does the Falcons Middle East
    least again not realizing Afghanistan is not in the Middle East

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    drop a bomb on it just make it a big glass Creator look like a satellite link
    pas toi connect the dots Hetalia when you notes and it turns to class got it
    got it I’ll just tear this person like are you serious
    drop Obama solve a problem I was like
    US military service in packs not just service people but entire
    family especially in wartime you have a loved one that’s going off to war I don’t think I’m free
    never forget the feeling of being him walk towards that plane not know where there he come home care

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    it was very frightening and even know during the time is gone
    we had the fractions for periods of time just last night he said that still
    still into their it’s never fully God I have a lot of anxiety
    the time he was gone anything could happen so we just dance lyrics
    praying that nothing happened in thanks for the phone rang it with him checking in
    how to make myself not watch the news not read the internet because the more I
    Wright Patt into that the greater my fear Pro X

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    exponential control I train myself not to do all that
    we only had one cell phone and when he was applied my husband went and got another cell phone
    fun we had a call for tarp on my told my mom that if we are in a meter
    meeting in the phone rang excuse myself but the Drina time I really need to take it
    taking a coffin case with him I was fortunate to have very understanding by during that time
    what time for those women at home the days are full of anxiety and 17
    sometimes war has an irreversible affect our family we just felt like I do

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    God was just so take care of Jessica we didn’t realize it was the war that it was not
    Mayan god Pan actually with an October 7th
    seventh and it was a Thursday morning my husband work for Mr cuneiform and he gets up
    already left and didn’t
    the right and my first thought was a hoe
    what is the time and then I remember that my son Joshua have a friend
    exactly the day before and had scared me on that moment

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    I had given him money do not do that do not ring the doorbell you come running
    Oregon
    I could see where to buy my phone so I can see through the door we had a window in there and I
    and I saw the military by mediately probably dad but I kinda creeped out
    down in the answer and they said to me talk to you and your husband I was like no my husbands Homan
    how to root a bout that life what you’re not home to work
    what we need him here and just tell me is just the dad and Mary

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    what not I really have a teeny tiny tiny baby hope that maybe you should just
    I have not heard this before if your battery that they had to
    they had to come to your door turmeric hope that maybe that was that maybe that’s why they work
    what time a man by the man and a time to get home to my husband f****** problem
    laughter good half hour 45 minutes again I was just like you know I’m not going to call my husband
    why they did actually because they can see that the laundry
    long do they calculate the worse it was getting a tattoo

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    what they have to do but I’m sure this is what I gotta do it was a male and a female on and they just
    set a specific thing that we’re sorry to tell you that your daughters dad but they said a nice military
    fashion way then when I find my husband then he called
    even talking on he’s like somebody there in like at Houston
    dad like yeah

    the military provide

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    support services for the families of service members killed in action but in the end
    family spend their own ways of coping with the loss people want to interview at
    Denver memorial services to go to the most difficult thing that we do
    we did and tired when I was going to win the home because
    and I was really hard
    best weed song
    who is very important to be there to show that we did not lame and elephant

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    call many of them she died
    feel like they should have died instead
    where them into that was when you have to do

    for returning soldiers the challenges of resistance
    Austin to civilian life Armani the transition can be made easier to the support of the public
    Blic one thing is good now is the we have learned to respect or service people

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    men and women who served country are known as the should be and I see the young people nurses
    narcissi holding map of to be honored this very gratify you can imagine what that
    what that means somebody like me to see that are society space where young people do on ur
    socialserve what is a agree with what country has been doing or not
    they don’t denigrate service the people who are there when I first went in
    it was just push Vietnam conflict and it was some alot of bass
    bad feelings out there and I don’t feel like I was never treated poorly racing

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    ani Figueroa Street pretty well floppy ears yes I walk the airports myself
    myself and I see how people treat soldiers it’s incredible I mean the
    does the response to soldiers now I think it’s really incredible and because of
    Iraq and Afghanistan I think that for for the most part I think the fuse
    is of a soldier is a just just a response XE I was what airport just
    I was just talking with lighted she said excuse me and then she said hey soldier
    thank you for your service you knowing that type of thing happens all the time

    00:51:50

    hey can I get your bill and I Thai restaurant or something like that you know and I’ve done it myself
    how to help soldiers out I think the responses really good to assist returning service personnel
    President George W Bush signed the post 911 GI bill into law the bill
    the Bills have eyes comprehensive financial support for education counseling and housing
    benefits for veterans well in the state of Illinois you have a colonoscopy Guard grant witch
    which pays your full tuition fees at Peter full tuition which is very nice
    and then they have something called a GI Bill GI Bill is the federal government play of pain

    00:52:25

    paying for your education in addition to getting a grant from the state of Illinois for being an ass
    National Guard pay for my twitter the federal government offer benefits to help pay for school
    112 South Philly I haven’t had to pay much in terms of my medication because of mice
    my service service related injury or illness can add to the difficulty every integration
    Grayson some veterinary physically when did others may suffer from less obvious
    psychological injuries what is post traumatic stress disorder University
    va sometimes I would meet with a veteran and I would say

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    Glenview been back 18 months Mk why do 818
    18 month did anything happen when I just got my 3rd DUI or my wife just left me I just
    punch through a car window in cut off my hand what I was seen as it was a lot of
    lot of trauma in unfortunate events that took place and then now they’re going into
    into getting help with a need so I really think it’s important to a dress that before
    before these types of tissues buildup I would like to see the resort
    somewhere to something that you would find in Cancun in make it mandatory that already

    00:53:35

    all returning service number to come home would have to spend at least 30
    30 days getting massages going to counseling doing yoga
    Yoga coming down from whatever experience they had
    before we release them from active duty and even before the Wii released
    families but I think that’s where I’m seeing the disconnect is
    is that when they come home and when I came on me then it’s such a fast
    fast processing your so tired it takes many many months later on

    00:54:10

    before you start a kind of start dealing with certain things veterans
    support services on college campuses all around the country have been improving in developing
    being in order to make the transition to civilian life easier I think that 11
    what is something that comes out sometimes is that we think about Iraq and Afghanistan
    Tanner any war it can be easy to immediately focus on the negative like
    like an in and I’m not trying to minimize at all things like post traumatic stress disorder traumatic
    traumatic brain injury but I think sometimes we hear Iraq and Afghanistan my car

    00:54:45

    my colleagues with think of you I want to fist person is okay if they have problems into a mediately
    mediately there can be an assumption that is how to spray traumatic arrest experience
    can send but think that’s important but I think that we also want to make the wear of all the good things
    veterans bring that they contribute to the diversity of the campus that they have a lot
    a lot of life experience and you know they’ve done some pretty amazing things the young age
    how to weaken of build off the strengths rather than just focusing on the deficit
    wrote the 20th and 21st century’s the military is affected the lives of Newman

    00:55:20

    numerous people from central Illinois including those featured in this program DaVita
    DaVita do you need experience feeling a variety of rules in the military and on the homefront
    despite the hardships that come with military service in the supporting those who serve most of the
    most of these men and women feel the thinking something worthwhile to the enforcement with the armed forces
    they have changed the military in the military has changed them I would say that the millage
    military gave me a slice in an experience of life that a lot of
    my peers haven’t had necessarily inside you feel that is giving me wisdom in the Sun

    00:55:55

    signs of being able to travel being able to serve in a war zone being able to work in a lot
    alot of Justin trysting place is interesting climate interact with interesting cultures
    cultures site I do feel that there instrumental experiences of c** out of
    of the time that was translated the wisdom
    creepypasta think woman gave still have a long fight ahead of them softly with N
    in the structure the military and certainly when they’re veterans and civilian world
    always going to have to fight for the benefits when I think about the military experience

    00:56:30

    good the bad the ugly I still think about it as a positive thing it was a lot of hard work so the artist
    best I’ve ever work but it was good it was for boarding in a great deal in Richmond
    mount a student apply lot of the same work ethics to mine academic to my R
    and how to organize my life but really wasnt venture the Navy slogan recruiting
    Adventure Time jobs in Ventura really what I got trouble all the
    all the world I gotta see things I got bit by a lion a helicopter land on
    land on me there is a lot of crazy things that happened that were fun and potentially life

    00:57:05

    life ending but I look back at it as being like adventurous adventures life I’ve got to see things
    things I never seen I gotta fly over the Persian Gulf and after gorgeous is lovely
    5 over volcano I mean who gets to do that all the time so lot of fun
    people in the lot of different things


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