A tattoo of a flower on her left hip and a brother who was a draft dodger.

We sat staring blankly at the TV. “I saw where there might be an amnesty,” I said.  “With Nixon in there?” Kat said. “Maybe Nixon’ll get impeached,” I said.

VIETNAM VETS BY STEVEN MCBREARTY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 22

Steadfastly, valiantly, heroically, I believed, I manned a stripped-down, gun-metal gray battleship of a work desk in a windowless back …

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