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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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An Unexpected "Wrong Turn:" The First Assignment to Vietnam

1/10/67

Amb. Quinn’s dreams of a diplomatic posting in Western Europe replete with receptions in chandeliered ballrooms were dashed when⎼⎼as a single, still draft eligible male officer⎼⎼the State Department assigned him as a Rural Development Advisor as part of the Military Assistance Command (MACV) Pacification Program in the war zone of Vietnam.

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