I Volunteered: Canadian Vietnam Vets Remember by Tracey ArialI Volunteered: Canadian Vietnam Vets Remember by Tracey Arial

I Volunteered: Canadian Vietnam Vets Remember

byTracey Arial

Paperback | January 16, 1998

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Everyone knows that Canada sheltered over 30,000 Americans escaping the draft, but not many are aware that for every draft dodger, a Canadian illegally volunteered to fight for the U.S. armed forces in Vietnam. Canadians turned a blind eye to them. Both the Canadian government and the average Canadian chose not to admit that we had any part in America’s dirty war. The Canadian volunteers were the invisible army. Those who returned were shunned or forgotten. I Volunteered is their story.

Tracey Arial is a Montreal–based freelance journalist who specializes in profiling ordinary Canadians who have unique experiences. Her work has appeared in the Plattsburgh Press–Republic, Montreal Business Magazine, Toronto Star, Kitchener–Waterloo Record, The Financial Post, and Montreal Gazette.
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Title:I Volunteered: Canadian Vietnam Vets RememberFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.97 × 6 × 0.46 inPublished:January 16, 1998Publisher:J. Gordon Shillingford PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1896239145

ISBN - 13:9781896239149

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Canada played an active role in sheltering more than 30,000 draft dodgers during the Vietnam War and made no secret of its disapproval of America's foreign policy at this time. In an ironic twist of history, for every American who escaped to Canada to avoid the draft, one Canadian illegally volunteered to fight for the U.S. armed forces. I Volunteered: Canadian Vietnam Vets Remember traces the story of these men, from their reasons for enlisting to the disapproval they faced from Canadian society upon their return.