Peacemaking Under Fire
By the fall of 1968, the Vietnam War was tearing apart America as well as Vietnam. but what could a 17-year-old college freshman do to stop such a conflict? As he walked to class one day pondering that question, John Arnold suddenly heard an answer in his thoughts as clearly as if someone had spoken it: "You can't stop a war if you aren't where the war is." his first reaction was, "You're kidding, right?" but 1968 was not a time for kidding. People were dying. Thousands of people, every week. So after considering the matter for a few minutes, John dumped his books in a trash can, dropped out of college, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.