The backdrop for the class of 1965 was beginning to be the Vietnam War. Like most wars, the dividing line was clear. You were in the military, taking the full brunt of American defense, or you were not, and but for the news you had no real reason to even think there was a war. But in fact the war was beginning to interrupt more and more lives.
Otherwise, the US economy was strong, and life for those on the home front was good.
The cover of the 1965 class annual.
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The entire 1965 class annual, made available for scanning by by LeRoy Rockwell, class of 1959, is presented below. To view the pages, simply left click on the page numbers. Each page has been scanned at about 150% of its original size in order to make some of the details easier to see. You might have to move the image around in your browser in order to see it all. Be sure to make your browser full screen size for easier viewing.
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