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Lynn Clevenger

Lynn Clevenger received a Recreation and Sociology Degree, which was exactly what the Army Special Services was looking for in recruits: beautiful, educated, and familiar with some degree of social work. Vietnam intrigued Clevenger because, as opposed to Europe, it was warm and exotic, and gave Clevenger a ticket out of the States. In 1971, Clevenger left Rochester, New York and flew to Vietnam as the American war was winding down. Clevenger helped close a few service clubs, and watched as American forces began to abandon the Vietnamese people. Clevenger always wondered what happened to her close Vietnamese friends; she tried to help them get out, but there wasn’t a way. Clevenger reflects on her daily duties, her opinions of the war today, and the carnage that the American government created and left behind.

Conversation with Lynn Clevenger
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