Robert Green Sr. was my grandfather.
My grandmother was born
Agent Orange was a herbicide that was used by the U.S. as a part of the warfare program, during the Vietnam War.
My grandfather took the test to enter into the armed services in 1964. His test scores were, and still are, among the highest to be listed. His scores ranked him to enter any of the armed services. That’s when he decided to join the airforce.
My grandparents got married.
My father was born
My grandfather went to the Vietnam War, but not as a fighter. He went there to work as a civil engineer.
My grandmother was denied the right to get a divorce because she was pregnant, and declared "emotionally unstable".
My grandmother divorced my grandfather because when he came back from the war, he was very abusive, emotionally and physically.
In 1970, my grandmother went to North City Congress to go to a program to get into college.
My grandmother started off as a teacher’s assistant. She started off earning $182 every two weeks. With every 30 credits that she got, she received an increase in pay and new working status. She worked in the school district of Philadelphia from September 1970, until June 2003.
In 1971, a report by the House Select Committee on Crime revealed that from 1966 to 1969, the armed forces had used 225 million tablets of stimulants, mostly Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine), an amphetamine derivative that is nearly twice as strong as the Benzedrine used in the Second World War.
My grandfather succumbed to his six year battle with bladder cancer.