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U.S. Army Commemorates Burning of Draft Card

8:56 AM, Oct 15, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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The official Twitter account of the United States Army sent out a message to its more than 186,000 followers recognizing the 47th anniversary of the "first public burning of a draft card." Here's the tweet:

The account links to an article at about the 1965 public protests against the Vietnam war.

The Army's Twitter account profile says, in part, that its purpose is to provide "news & updates about our Soldiers around the world, as well as a place to connect with your Army."

Also today in military history, it was 148 years ago today that the 400 Union soldiers and 50 Confederate soldiers were killed at the Battle of Glasgow in Missouri. The battle was a Confederate victory.

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