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RE: Ex-soldier's letter
many lied JJ...
got themselves into the service because there was no other
Armed Services had a big literacy problem just like in
who could read was accepted. Truman and Eisenhower both put resources
Public Education system. By 1960 the Armed Services
Literacy rates went up from some 20% literacy to
70% ro the Vietnam War.
Vietnam had the most literate fighters in
history. But because of technology
the Armed Services labored at getting people qualfied to read to a 7th grade
Mil Std 63000..where instructions were done more in a Comic Book
In a message dated 1/20/2002 5:58:40 PM Pacific Standard Time,
Interesting that, if the report has Mr. Early's age right, he
old soldier in 1950.
shouldn't surprise you.
Didn't many American boys lie about their age to
get into the military?