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Army Answers Reservists' Questions with Pamphlet Called "Why Me?"

Dec. 19, 1961 - The Army issued today a pocket-size, 12-page pamphlet entitled “Why Me?” to National Guard and Army Reservists who have been called to active duty. The pamphlet includes 15 “questions most frequently asked by Army National Guardsmen and Reservists.” In answer to the first question, “Why was the build-up necessary?” the pamphlet says: “Increasingly hostile behavior by the Sino-Soviet bloc made it necessary to build up U.S. military strength immediately to demonstrate our determination to resist Communist aggression against any part of the free world.” The pamphlet concludes with the following words from President Kennedy’s inaugural address: “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”


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