Point Park wasn’t always a University. It’s in downtown Pittsburgh. I was a seventeen-year-old freshman at Point Park Junior College in 1964. I was a confused seventeen-year-old freshman. My father had been a wife beater and although he had not hit my mother in years I went into a panic every time he and my mother got into an argument. On the important issues she would not back down. I wanted to escape.
So even though I had a grant that paid for my entire two years at Point Park Junior College (two year institutions then were know as Junior Colleges) I spent most of my time in the library reading history and waiting to turn eighteen so my parents could not keep me from joining the army. On the jukebox in the snack bar was Pretty Woman, House of the Rising Sun, A Hard Day’s Night and Satisfaction.
I had never heard of Vietnam.
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