You’re a Jewish kid growing up in Beverly Hills. Once a month your class holds “duck and cover” drills to train you how to react in case of thermonuclear conflict. You’re not sure covering your neck is going to help much.
When you watch the news with your Dad each broadcast begins with a story about a war in a place called Vietnam. You don’t know where Vietnam is.
One day, while your family is going to a non-Jewish religious service two boys, older and taller than you, come at you lean over and say, “So when are you going to save us?” and start laughing.