Lawrence Mack

I am one of many former Belknap College students who honorably served in the Armed Forces of the United States. After graduating from Belknap in the spring of 1970, I enlisted in the Air Force. I attained the rank of sergeant before separating in 1974.



During the dedication of the bench last October, all veterans were asked to raise their hand and there were many, many hands raised.



I take strong issue with the remark that “Belknap College was just a place for draft dodgers”. On the contrary, in my four years at Belknap (1966-1970) I found most students serious about their education. That doesn’t mean that there weren’t some students there to avoid the draft as there likely was on most college campuses around the country at that time.



The individual who made the disparaging remark about Belknap College is way off base and totally wrong to be making any kind of threats. The bench and plaque are now town property and any damage done should be fully prosecuted.



Yours truly,



Lawrence Mack ’70 113 Plain Road Westford, MA 01886

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