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Nov 30, 2005

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Denis Hancock

You are starting to hit close to home now. My wife's parents came out of the G.I. Generation, and mine are both out of the Silent generation.

My dad was drafted during the Korean War, and served in Vietnam as well. As long as he was in the military, we were insulated from the subtle and not-so-subtle attitudes that these soldiers were somehow not as good as their fathers or older brothers.

After he retired in 1971 (reserves were retired after 20 years) we began to experience some of the scorn that many held for the former military.

This series is interesting, and I look forward to seeing how the next generation is described.

Machining Center

Interesting perspective. It was a great generation and I admire their values and wish many of them would come back again.

Boomer Frank, born in 1950

The so-called "silent generation" was hardly SILENT . . . in fact, many of the most strident voices-for-change in the 50's/50's/70's were members of this "pre-boomer" group (Gloria Steinem, Eldridge Cleaver, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, even Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon!) So . . . I would call upon all of my fellow-Boomers to show a little respect for the REAL leaders of "the movement"!!

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