The Nation: Human Beings Fused Together

While campaigning in Minneapolis, George McGovern brought an audience at the University of Minnesota to stunned silence and tears by playing a tape recording. It was the account of an anonymous Viet Nam veteran, who on Labor Day called Jerry Williams' telephone talk show on Boston's WBZ. Williams gave the tape to McGovern after he appeared on the program last week. Excerpts:

I AM a Viet Nam veteran, and I don't think the American people really, really understand war and what's going on. We went into villages after they dropped napalm, and the human beings were fused together like pieces of metal...

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