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Old 01-03-2013, 05:24 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by rdsesq View Post
Being in a military family, on military bases during that time and post Nam and my father served multiple tours in Nam. I believe there was much less "party abandonment" among Vets. That was still a "draft war". People drafted into the service whether they wanted it our not. This is not to say that some party defection (one way or the other) didn't happen as a result of their service. But, most were of the same political leanings coming out as they were going in. (I will admit to a reasonably small sample size in my experience of conversation with them, a few dozen. But, that is a take from somebody who was around the military and Vets during that late 1960's- mid-1980's era.)
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