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Salina Kansas Vietnam Veterans at Memorial Wall


After a year in Vietnam, Salinan Paul Draper said he didn’t know what to expect after returning to the states, but he didn’t expect to be ignored, or worse, despised.”A hello or welcome, I didn’t get it,” said Draper, who returned to the U.S. in 1968 during some of the worst protests against the unpopular war. “I was so ashamed that I didn’t tell my parents I was back until days later. I was depressed, ashamed and angry. I ran from the Lord after I went to Vietnam, and it took another 30 years…

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Source: A Moment in Time