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Exploring a Conflict of Conscience During the Vietnam War

"The Fourteenth of September" by Rita Dragonette
Posted at 10:24 AM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 11:24:48-04

On September 14, 1969, Private First Class Judy Talton celebrates her 19th birthday by secretly joining the campus anti-Vietnam War movement. In doing so, she jeopardizes both the army scholarship that will secure her future and her relationship with her military family. But Judy’s doubts have escalated with the travesties of the war. Who is she if she stays in the army? What is she if she leaves? This novel, "The Fourteenth of September", is based on author Rita Dragonette's personal experiences on her campus during the Vietnam War, and Rita joins us to discuss the book and her life during this volatile time in our nation's history.

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