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U.S. Army basic training

Tens of thousands of young men and women were recruited and drafted into the ranks of the US military services during America's extended engagement in the Vietnam conflict, which lasted from 1965 to 1973. They were sent overseas to fight in battle or provide support in various ways. Regardless of whether you were involuntarily conscripted or signed up to choose your own professional path, you had to go through training, which was a harrowing and unforgettable experience.