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        What Are We Fightin' For? Contrasting Viewpoints on the Vietnam War | Media Gallery

        Learn about the wide variety of reasons that Americans chose to fight in the Vietnam war, including men who supported and opposed U.S. involvement in Vietnam, in Lesson Three of Vietnam War Oral History Lesson Plans.

        Joseph Rank attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana during the Vietnam War before he joined the Navy. While in college, he had a roommate with a very different view of the Vietnam conflict, yet they both remained friends. Paul Wisovaty lived in Taylorville, Illinois and believed the United States was fighting to contain communism, but ended up fighting for his friends during his time in Vietnam. Richard Hertel of Milladore, Wisconsin says he was trained to kill efficiently and was given no information about the politics of the war, while Robert Ritter of Monticello, Illinois believed in the American cause.

        Fightin' For | Robert Ritter Video

        Learn about Robert Ritter of Monticello, Illinois who served his country in Vietnam and believed in the cause, even in the face of the difficulties of war, in Lesson Three of the Vietnam War Oral History Lesson Plans.

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        Fightin' For | Joseph Rank Video

        Joseph Rank of Urbana, Illinois debated the Vietnam War with his roommate and went on to serve in Vietnam. Yet he never failed to appreciate the differences in opinion about the war. This video is part of Lesson Three of the Vietnam War Oral Histories Lesson Plans.

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        Fightin' For | Paul Wisovaty Video

        Paul Wisovaty of Taylorville, Illinois went to war believing that the United States was fighting to stop communism, but ended up fighting for his friends. This video is part of Lesson Three of the Vietnam War Oral Histories Lesson Plans.

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        Fightin' For | Richard Hertel Video

        Richard Hertel of Millidore, Wisconsin says he was trained to kill efficiently and was given no information about the politics of the war. This video is part of Lesson Three of Vietnam War Oral History Lesson Plans.

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