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Patriotism was defined by John McCain

 

September 19, 2018



When I was pretty young, my stepbrother got his draft notice and my stepmother was freaked. She was even talking about sending him to Canada. The Vietnam War was going on and she didn’t want her child going off to that war.

My father served in the Korean War as a jet fighter pilot and didn’t talk about his time over there much. I know he wasn’t wild about bombing bridges from one conversation we had when I was older. Still, he wasn’t happy about the talk of his stepson going to Canada to avoid fighting.

I guess he decided his only son wasn’t going to be a conscientious observer—...



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