Re: [sixties-l] Representation of Vietnam draft dodgers/desertersin Canada (fwd)

From: william m mandel (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 17:39:11 EDT

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    No, he cannot be prosecuted. With that knowledge, my son returned more
    than a dozen years ago after seventeen years in Canada, and has simply
    led a normal life: gardener, independent landscaper, student, grad
    student, college teacher, university administrator. No sweat.
                                                                    Bill Mandel wrote:
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    > Subject: Re: [sixties-l] Representation of Vietnam draft dodgers/deserters
    > in Canada (fwd)
    > i know of someone who refused to sign up for the draft to 'nam.....that
    > made him a deserter in 74' He was 17...he said hedidn't have to sign
    > up.... As I recall the draft was in effect at that time.Is there a
    > standing law that he can be prosecuted under? Or perhaps accountable for
    > such action? Please respond. Many thanks a loyal American Major's
    > daughter. Time is of the essence

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