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Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Bob Timberg's storied life [Commentary]

In 1970, American blood was being shed on the killing fields of Vietnam. Congress lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Richard Nixon's Oval Office conversations were being recorded. And in Annapolis, a cub reporter was hired by the Evening Capital. He was nearly 30 years old, borderline ancient for a beginning daily newspaper reporter. Unlike other Capital staffers, he was a Naval Academy graduate with a master's degree in journalism, and he was a Vietnam war combat veteran. And he could not type. The new reporter was Robert "Bob" Timberg. What made him one of a kind, in addition to the aforementioned litany, was that his face was severely scarred. Thirteen days before...

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