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The Ivy League and Vietnam

May 23, 2014

Loopholes in the draft helped many young, well-educated men dodge the Vietnam War. But not all Ivy Leaguers chose to do so. We hear the stories of Phil Schaefer, Alan McKee and Bill Riggs, three Dartmouth College graduates with connections to Maryland, who each spent time in combat. Each contributed to a new book of essays, “Dartmouth Veterans—Vietnam Perspectives.”

This collection of essays compiles a variety of different experiences that the class of 1964 had with the Vietnam War.