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“The sons of blue-collar families, African American, Hispanic, and Native American young men, were disproportionately out in the jungles of Vietnam,” writes President Emeritus James Wright in his new book, Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War.
However, he tells the Hoover Institution’s Peter Robinson ’79, a former Dartmouth trustee, in a Dec. 21 video interview, “while this very much is a war that is predominantly, disproportionately blue collar, there were plenty of college dropouts, there were plenty of college graduates who were out in the front lines, and they weren’t only officers.” Full interview here.