Veterans' Voices Vietnam

Series produced by Ampers

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Memories and stories of Minnesota's Vietnam veterans.

Extended podcast versions of Kevyn Burger's interviews with some of the Minnesota Vietnam Veterans featured in this series are available here: http://www.prx.org/series/37936-veterans-voices-vietnam-podcast


30 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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When Valerie Buchan was recruited by the Army, she considered it her duty to serve. As the head nurse in an emergency room in Vietnam, she cared fo...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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A year after Tom Dimond was arrested at a celebrated protest of the Vietnam War, he was drafted into the Army. Once he was in the service, the St P...

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Many Vietnam veterans felt alienated as they returned home, enduring insults related to their service in an unpopular war. Veteran Pat Logan even f...

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Years after the war ended, it continued to claim casualties. Thousands of soldiers exposed to Agent Orange, the chemical used to defoliate the jung...

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Jerry Newton in was in the midst of his Army career when he was given his most difficult and dreadful assignment: he was the officer who notified f...

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As the war in Vietnam escalated, so did the protests on college campuses. When Doug Bekke volunteered to fight, he was the same age as many of the ...

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When Ronn Easton joined the Army, he thought that he would find the equality that had eluded him as an African American raised in the south. But he...

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Years after his service ended, former Marine infantry soldier Fletcher Hinds remained deeply troubled by his actions during the war. As part of his...

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Long hours, harsh conditions and horrific wounds. Nurse Suzanne Constantini’s year of caring for wounded soldiers in an ICU in Vietnam left her wit...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
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Peter Molenda’s assignment in Vietnam was as a motion picture photographer, shooting not bullets but film for the Department of Defense’s photo tea...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
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