I'd like to chime in -- I am 52 and was draftable during the Vietnam War. One of the kids killed at Kent Sate was from my home town. As you might imagine, I was one of the protesters during the Viet War (although I NEVER dissed any veterans -- I recognized that the guys that I met who came home were changed somewhat, in an often weird and at the time not very understandable way). My dad was a WWII veteran: he served as a mechanic in the Army Air Corps and was stationed in France after D-Day. He passed away 21 years ago, and never spoke about his wartime experiences. The only story that I ever heard was when Gen. Patton was sweeping across France and outpacing the clean-up troops and had his fuel cut off; my dad was riding shotgun on a fuel tanker convoy on the 11th truck, when Patton appeared in the middle of the road and hijacked the 1st 10 trucks for his tanks. My point is that my dad, although not on the front lines, apparently saw some stuff, and even he said that if I was drafted he was taking me to Cananda. Needless to say, this comment colored my opinion of the military for many years. Now, these many years later, I am still against war. However, I have the utmost respect for those who choose to serve, and are too often forced to make that ultimate sacrifice. I pray that all of our troops could stay out of harm's way, and return home safely.