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March 12, 1986

The Iowa House voted to ask Gov. Terry Branstad to cancel a National Guard deployment to Honduras aimed at providing medical support for a road-building unit. Critics said the plan sounded a lot like the beginnings of the Vietnam War, when a small number of Americans went to that country. "I saw what that did to my generation," said Rep. Jack Holveck. "I vowed I would never again stay silent when our country is faced with that kind of issue."

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