She wanted to put on a uniform, join the ranks of American heroes who served in the U. Navy and dedicate her life to protecting the country. In , Neira, a resident of New Jersey, graduated with distinction from the U. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. That same year, the Gulf War came to an end.
6 Legendary Vietnam-Era Anti-War Movement Protests Everyone Should Know
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Whitener will be signing copies of his book from p. Whitener's memoir recounts life in the base camp of the st Airborne Division in Vietnam, where he ran the Army optometry clinic. Whitener, who grew up in Western North Carolina, had volunteered for military service, and while the airborne troops he supported faced the Viet Cong guerrillas and North Vietnam soldiers, Whitener faced a war within himself regarding his faith and sexuality. He credits the American war in Vietnam as the catalyst for his activism for gay rights and career in public health. In the memoir, Whitener shares diary entries, reflecting and connecting the events of the war with current political issues. In the excerpt reprinted here, he considers the impact of the war on the women who served the base as maids. Myh and Linh are Vietnamese women who work as maids for our dispensary.
He was buried with full military honors at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D. When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us!
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