The wounds of war still cut deeply in the tightknit barrios around the old Johnston High School in East Austin, where young men walked out the door for the last time and headed to Vietnam to serve their country more than 40 years ago.
Many of them did not return, having made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Others came back but, according to their families, died later of the effects of exposure to chemicals that the military used as defoliants during the war.
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