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Law School to Army Intelligence Training (1967-1968)

Law School to Army Intelligence Training (1967-1968) In talking about his post college years with Tony Bowe, Bill Bowe recalls how the Vietnam War and the draft began to change the student environment in both colleges and law schools.  [...]


The month after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in 1968, I enlisted in the Army’s Intelligence Branch for three years. President Lyndon Johnson had just sent the Regular Army simultaneously to Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Chicago to help control the ensuing violence and riots that had overwhelmed police and National Guard. This was a very strange and violent time. We’ve been lucky the country has largely been free of this kind of large-scale mayhem and destruction until the recent looting and riots we saw during the pandemic in the summer of 2020.