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“The Wall” on NPR

Born to parents who endured both the Great Depression and World War II, Lew powerfully retraces his lost "rite of passage" into manhood, rooted in the social chaos, deep uncertainties and brutal realities of the Vietnam War.

Our government divided young male citizens into two groups, based on academic ability. When I graduated high school, I could go to college or Vietnam.... more.