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Memories of Jackie Robinson and the Vietnam War

STORY BY: Gary Hanson
YEAR: 1968
LOCATION: Winnipeg, MB

Gary mentions the impact that baseball player Jackie Robinson had on the Civil Rights Movement, as the first player to break the colour barrier. He then recounts his experience as a young Canadian watching the Vietnam War unfold, feeling lucky to avoid any kind of draft. His cousin in Detroit had served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and the stories he told were horrific. Thanks for sharing, Gary.

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