Early boomers had Prayer in school. On June 25, 1962, the Supreme Court decided in Engel v. Vitale that a prayer approved by the New York Board of Regents for use in schools violated the First Amendment by constituting an establishment of religion. And the country has gone to hell in a hand basket since - literally.
Army Sgt. Nickolas A. Mueller Died October 26, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 26, of Little Chute, Wis.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., died Oct. 26 of wounds suffered when the MH-47 helicopter he was aboard crashed in Darreh-ye Bum, Afghanistan.
Army SPC Dennis L. Sellen Jr., 20, of Newhall, California. Died February 11, 2007, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment, California Army National Guard, Fresno, California. Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident in Umm Qasr, Basra Province, Iraq. According to later reports, SPC Sellen sustained a fatal wound when a fellow soldier's rifle accidentally went off while being cleaned after a mission.