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DRAFT DODGERS PARDONED ON THIS DAY IN 1977

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President Jimmy Carter granting an unconditional pardon to draft
dodgers.

 

On January 21, 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who
evaded
the draft during the Vietnam War.

In total, some 100,000 young Americans went abroad in the
late 1960s and early ’70s to avoid serving in the war. Ninety
percent went to Canada, where after some initial controversy
they were eventually welcomed as immigrants. Still others
hid inside the United States. In addition to those who avoided
the draft, a relatively small number—about 1,000—of deserters
from the U.S. armed forces also headed to Canada.

 

21 January 1977: President Carter Pardons 10,000 Vietnam War Draft Dodgers - VIETNAM The Art of War

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

Soldiers run for cover during crossfire between pro-Ceaucescu troops and anti-regime supporters near the Republican square in Bucharest.
Soldiers run for cover during crossfire between pro-Ceaucescu
troops and anti-regime supporters near the Republican square in Bucharest.

 

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Romanian demonstrators sit on top of a tank as it passes in
front of a burning building, December 22, 1989.

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Valley Forge - T M S E x t e n d e d R e s o u r c e
General George Washington at Valley Forge.

 

Visiting Valley Forge | Things to Do | Free Tours by Foot

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MISSING IN ACTION ON THIS DAY IN 1944

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Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944)


Glenn Miller was a big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader
in the
swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1942,
leading
one of the best-known big bands
. Miller’s recordings include "In the
Mood
", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo
Choo
", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", "(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo",
"
American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", "Elmer’s Tune", and "Little Brown
Jug"
. In just four years Glenn Miller scored 16 number-one records and 69
top ten hits—more than
Elvis Presley (38 top 10s) and the Beatles (33 top - 
10s) did in their careers.
   
       

In 1942, Miller volunteered to join the U.S. military to entertain troops during
World War II, ending up with the U.S. Army Air Forces. On December 15,
1944, while flying to Paris, Miller’s aircraft disappeared in bad weather over
the
English Channel. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

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ARMY GUARD ORGANIZED ON THIS DAY IN 1636

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What is the birthday of the Army National Guard? The official birth
date of the Army National Guard as a reserve component of the
Army is December 13, 1636. On this date, the Massachusetts
colonial legislature directed that the colony’s existing militia
companies be organized into three.

When the National Guard’s oldest regiments met for their first drill
on the village green in Salem, Massachusetts, they were barely
three months old, organized on December 13th, 1636, the date
we now celebrate as the National Guard birthday.

                 United States National Guard - Wikipedia
                

Happy Birthday U.S. National Guard - YouTube

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