year than I ever did in a lifetime, you
need not worry that his advent will cause
the University or the Alumni Association
to lose a big contributor. I have never
been such a contributor, and I can only
express my outrage — not act on it.
Tom Wicker ’ 48
Protesters Revive Memories
Of WWII, Vietnam Eras
As the wife of a U.S. Army active duty
service member, two full years worth of
deployments over the past three years has
come at a considerable cost but has pro-
vided me with
invaluable perspective. It is this perspective which
allowed me to be
amused at the
ridiculous protest in
front of the U.S.
Army recruiting station in Chapel Hill in December (
I probably would have been infuriated,
if I were not so embarrassed at the ineptitude of the entire episode. How misguided of students who call themselves
“Students for a Democratic Society” to
protest an all volunteer Army. Perhaps the
protesters would rather find themselves in
the precarious position of facing a draft.
How absolutely egotistical to think that
these protesters “give courage” to the
brave men and women who volunteer for
the armed forces. It takes courage, commitment and honor to wear the uniform.
If these protesters want to demonstrate
against the war, Pennsylvania Avenue is
about 250 miles due north.
Leigh Erin W. Schmeltz-Izzo ’ 99
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When I was a freshman at UNC in
1942, we were proud to have the naval
training group on campus, and I volunteered at the Army recruiting office for
service. The residents and students who
have the freedom to march and oppose