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‘Thanks, America’

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by Jack Snyder

This is a thank-you letter to the citizens of the United States.

In October 1971, by orders of President Nixon, I was drafted into the U.S. Army. The letter said, “Greetings from the President of the United States,” and told me where and when to report.

I took the following oath: “I, Jack Snyder, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

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