Just Ordinary Soldiers

Just Ordinary Soldiers

by Don Overby

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The 1960s were at times tumultuous, irrational, outlandish, and just plain crazy. The Vietnam War dominated the news and divided the country. Yet thousands of young men were summonsed and dutifully filled the ranks of the military. Judge Don Overby's recounting of his own experience in the military draft of the '60s clearly depicts the routine yet chaotic day-to-day details of regular young men caught up in the polarized military conflict of the Cold War.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156810802
Publisher: Chapel Hill Press
Publication date: 09/22/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

A native North Carolinian, Judge Don Overby has lived almost his entire life in Raleigh, North Carolina. He currently lives in Johnston County, North Carolina with his wife Linda and Cocker Spaniel Karlie. Judge Overby has two daughters, each of whom has given Judge Overby two grandchildren—three boys and one girl all told. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from East Carolina University in 1972, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Campbell University School of Law in 1980. Aside from the private practice of law, Judge Overby has served as a North Carolina
District Court Judge from 1988–1996, as an Emergency District Court Judge from 2000–2006, and as an Administrative Law Judge from 2006 to present.
In 2009, Judge Overby and Linda visited Germany and the site where he had been stationed in the army during the Cold War. It had been returned to Germany and demolished, but much of the neighboring villages and countryside remained amazingly similar after so many years. In 2010, he put together a reunion of the core group from his mortar platoon, and they continue to meet as often as possible.

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