Larry Heinemann On Vietnam   2 comments

I just learned that Larry died last December, so I’m sharing this post from March 2009 when he did a reading on Vietnam. Remember to “Keep the Faith!” — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

wip-larry-heinemann-5541eposter-videoLike many young men in the 1960’s, I was drafted into the military. Having just received an Associate Degree, before I knew it, I was at Ft. Polk, Louisiana standing with many other dazed young men in the early morning darkness. At twenty-five, I was an old man compared to most, yet equally disoriented. The previous cold January day at the Chicago Induction Center had been the pre-draft physical day for three of us from Naperville. Now being barked at by teenage boys who had only arrived months before us (still too early in the morning for the lifers to be doing the barking), I had no idea that within a year, I would be the only one of the three of us still alive.

We all figured we would be going to Vietnam, and in time, most did. But, I was among the lucky ones receiving other orders, spending…

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Posted March 5, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

2 responses to “Larry Heinemann On Vietnam

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  1. NY Times on Larry’s passing:

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  2. Still a special post. Thank you for your service.

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