Five Four Whiskey -- A Memory Of War

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    Robert Sweatmon
    (2014)

    The author’s VietNam experience.

    The intro was interesting. Focusing on 1969, the year he was drafted, he tore into the pop culture:

    “The radios of America wailing along the AM frequencies incited the young to heed the beat of a different drummer.”

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    “The greats of music and drama urged us to follow the chemically induced logic of Timothy Leary, tuned in, turned on, and dropped out.”

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    “The songs, movies, and stars of the day painted pictures of life without pain, standards, or responsibility. They went to corporate meetings, met contract restrictions, and paid their taxes while portraying to the masses that they were devoid of such dull and tiring chores.”

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    He referred to “Dylan garbage.”
     
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