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'69 Seasons Feedback from a Veteran

Dear Serena,

My friend and fellow Vietnam vet Dennis Rogers shared  ’69 Seasons with me. Looking at it all brought back vivid memories of that chaotic time, both while in Vietnam and at home.  I was a college student who was trying to evade the draft and the horror of going to Vietnam, but I failed, at long last, and was drafted and sent there.  I chose to serve, in the end.  I was lucky be rearguard, not on the river boats, as I had been trained in California, but still I saw enough. 

The images and songs, slogans and famous people from the music world, pacifists and militant groups were all over the news and marketed in stores (head shops), so all that you showed is familiar to me.  Much of it was to escape. 

This play does illustrate well the confusion and mental strain of the war time, and of the earnest attempt by the young to question the essential truths of how we should organize to live, and to treat each other.  Nixon is well portrayed as the man upholding the prestige of t…