|Some colleges in fact actually were talking about dropping ROTC or things like that, primarily more the northeastern colleges, but I can't-.
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|We had ROTC, we probably contributed as many officers as any ROTC detachment around, and there might have been some negative feelings
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|but I was not aware of them. We were aware that there was a war going on and we were aware that we would probably get to participate in that,
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|should we continue in ROTC, and I did. I spent three tours in Vietnam in the Air Force as a bombardier on B-52s.
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|Joe Carpenter, my roommate, went over there for company commander duty, and their lifespan was about seven months at the time but he made it through a year.
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|But Hugh Shelton spent time over there and there were a lot of NC State graduates who spent time over there. But I think we did it out of an obligation
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|of duty to our country rather than having negative feelings about it. I can't remember any talks of going to Canada or things like that.
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|Now maybe they went on after '63-'67, '68, when it really picked up, the opposition-
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|but we were in the early stages then and I just don't remember a lot about it.
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