"Son, everyone went to college in the sixties - there was a war going on."
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"Laos! Cambodia! Why can't we stay in Vietnam, where we belong?"
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"Aren't you being a little arrogant, son? Here's Lieutenant Colonel Farrington, Major Stark, Captain Truelove, Lieutenant Castle, and myself, all older and more experienced than you, and we think the war is very moral."
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"Daddy! Daddy! American planes bombed a key rail depot near Hanoi and knocked out a power station today in a record number of strikes for the third consecutive day!"
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"Sarah's grades are excellent. She got A+ in 'Yogi Berra: Philosopher or Fall Guy?,' A in 'Dollars and Scents: An Analysis of Post-Vietnam Perfume Advertising,' A in 'The Final Four as Last Judgment: The N.C.A.A. Tournament from a Religious Perspective,'
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"For years after Vietnam, I woke up screaming about the cold weather in Toronto."
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"And this one is for not throwing the other ones away."
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"Mr. Browley was in Vietnam, too, albeit on business."
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"Beverly. Beverly was my Vietnam."
"Beverly. Beverly was my Vietnam."