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Our Boys Come Home -- April Fool's Day, 1972

Larry McCormick took to the streets of downtown St. Louis selling an April Fool newspaper announcing that the war in Vietnam was ending. "Our Boys Come Home -- All GIs Out of Vietnam." Other headlines in the paper included, "I was wrong says Nixon," and "Gen. Westmoreland indicted for war crimes."

April Fool Categories: Social Commentary, War and Military, 1972.
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