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Veteran Thomas J. Roberts

Corporal · Combat Medic · US Army · 1969-1970


Thomas J. Roberts (Tom) had graduated from High School in Burlington, Wisconsin in 1967. He was trying to learn the trade of being a printer and working with photography. He was working for the people who managed the Burlington newspaper and had been with the firm over two years.

Tom was a serious minded young man who had a solid spiritual core. For some time he had some thoughts of entering a monastery order but concluded that it might appear to some that he was motivated by a desire to sidestep military duty. Though deeply troubled by many aspects of the war in Vietnam, as lots of y...

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