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I Wasn't About to Miss That Plane
Dave Borton didn't re-register for college in time after finishing his second year, so he got drafted and served what he calls a long four years. He recalls the joy of getting on his "freedom bird" flight home, but also the hostility of coming back to a divided country.
This story was captured with the help of TPT's Minnesota Remembers Vietnam team.
Story Themes: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, Air Force, Bangkok, C-130, Coming Home, Draft, Freedom Bird, Ho Chi Minh Trail, My Lai Massacre, Power Of Storytelling Interviews, Saint Paul, St Paul, Watch