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In the year 1965 the United States sent troops to Vietnam to aid the South Vietnamese against the communist Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese As the fighting increased the United States was in need of more troops in order to support its commitment to South Vietnam Therefore thousands of Selective Service registers were called and drafted The United States also asked its closes ally the Philippines to help send troops to South Vietnam and in addition this the United states requested for an increase of recruitment for the United States Navy in the region Thus the US enlisted thousands of Philippine natives including myself My involvement started in July of 1968 when I was flown to the United States beginning my military training in San Diego Recalling the eight weeks of hard intensive training I still considered myself fortunate to be enlisted in the United States Navy Although when I did graduate boot camp I cherished the prize of rest and recreation for 72 hours My short-lived vacation began with a group of my fellow Filipino recruits We decided to catch a bus to downtown San Diego As we boarded the bus I stopped in confusion when I noticed a sign with Black written at the back section of the bus Looking for the driver for direction I was informed by the driver that was no longer enforced Even with him saying this I still sat in the middle row since my skin color fell in between black and white As we arrived downtown I experience culture shock The town was colorful and filled with live entertainment Although I did want to spend more time exploring the place my vacation time was up and I had to go back to the base As our company gathered for the last day we waited for our next order of job training I was wondering why Filipino recruits and few African American were
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