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John Aves/for Carolina Gateway
Jacky Bayne shares his remarkable experience in the Vietnam War during a June 15 program on “The Buddy Plan” at The Lodge in Sun City Carolina Lakes.

by Melanie Aves/for Carolina Gateway
In 1966, a recruitment tactic called The Buddy Plan promised young men they could go through basic training in the U.S. Army with up to five friends. Two Indian Land High School friends  – Don McCorkle and Jacky Bayne – decided to volunteer for the program together. Their experiences prompted McCorkle to write and publish a book called “The Buddy Plan,” that was released last year.

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