Pool Larry Research Paper

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English 3, Per. 7 04-19-11 Pool, Larry: Biography Born Febuary 1, 1950 in Texarkana,Arkansas Pool Larry decided to join the Army when he was 19. Larry was a tall handsome caucasian teenager who often dreamed about flying the skies. He had a wonderful brother and a gorgeous sister who both loved him very much. Pool served in the military from 1 to 2 years stationed in Vihn Long,South Vietnam. With his passion and talent he recieved 4 metals and became an E-4 (specialist Four). These specialist ranks were created to reward personnel with higher degrees of experience and technical knowledge. As intelligent and outstanding as he was, Pool Larry earned everything he got and sure did diserve it. When Pool was young, airplanes…show more content…
Richard Nixon had been elected for president; 250,000 people march on Washington in protest at the Vietnam War, and the very first U.S. troop withdrawals are made from Vietnam. Another big event was On July 20th, one of mans crowning achievements occurred when American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon and uttered the immortal words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." However, at the same time period music had a big influence on American society. Everyone was listening to the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and much more. Men's and women's fashions continued in their past, both were heavily influenced by the art deco movement of the 30's. People called it the year of the body, not because more anatomy was on display than even before, but because body-hugging clothes made the…show more content…
They are one of the most unjustly-maligned groups in American history. It breaks my heart to see people like Pool Larry who served there country well and there for to be disrespected. Like his brother said,"I remember him always and am proud he served his country well. He, and all the casualties and MIAS, represent America's freedom." If only the world saw that when soliders came back from vietnam. Many things are still not understood about our government's management of the conflict, and many things are misunderstood like vietnam. In my eyes, all vietnam soliders aer heroes, I would like to thank each and every one of them for thier bravery and

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