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U.S. Veteran Describes Experiences as a Helicopter Pilot in the Vietnam War

U.S. Veteran Describes Experiences as a Helicopter Pilot in the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 3 min

A United States Marine veteran describes his experiences as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. His duties ranged from delivering mail to troop insertion and extraction and picking up wounded...

Experiences of a Nurse During the Vietnam War

Experiences of a Nurse During the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 4 min

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation estimates that 11,000 military women were stationed in Vietnam during the conflict, and approximately 90 percent of them served as nurses. This segment from...

Vietnam War Prisoner of War

U.S. Veteran Describes Being Prisoner of War in Vietnam

September 5, 2017 | 6 min

During the Vietnam War many United States soldiers were captured and held as prisoners of war (POW). Many soldiers reported being regularly tortured, and some were used for military propaganda. This...

Agent Orange and the Vietnam War

Agent Orange and the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 1 min

Agent Orange was the name of a potent herbicide that was used by United States troops during the Vietnam War to defoliate trees in the jungle. The chemical has since been determined to cause various...

U.S. Veteran's Combat Experiences During Vietnam War

U.S. Veteran's Combat Experiences During Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 4 min

Captain Caesar Smith returned to Vietnam in 1968. Smith describes being put in charge of the 82nd Airborne’s newly formed Delta Company, the loss of one of the men under his command and what had to...

U.S. Veteran Describes Tactics of the Enemy During Vietnam War

U.S. Veteran Describes Tactics of the Enemy During Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 2 min

U.S. veteran Vincent Lewis describes an experience with enemy tactics while serving in an artillery unit during the Vietnam War. The Viet Cong forces learned they could intercept U.S. troops’...

A Veteran's Experience with Discrimination on the Battlefront and at Home During the Vietnam War

A Veteran's Experience with Discrimination on the Battlefront and at Home During the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 2 min

African Americans volunteered in large numbers for the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. For some, the color line among troops blurred quickly in battle, but many still faced discrimination when...

Opposition to the Vietnam War in the United States

Opposition to the Vietnam War in the United States

As opposition to the Vietnam War grew, protests erupted in communities and college campuses across the United States. In May of 1970, four students were killed by Ohio National Guard troops on the...

The Paris Peace Accords End Direct Combat Role of United States in the Vietnam War

The Paris Peace Accords End Direct Combat Role of United States in the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 1 min

In January of 1973 the Paris Peace Accords were signed after four years of negotiations, with the intent to establish peace in Vietnam and end the war. The Accords were signed by the United States,...

U.S. Evacuation and Fall of Saigon During the Vietnam War

U.S. Evacuation and Fall of Saigon During the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 3 min

By 1974, the North Vietnamese troops had violated the Paris Peace Accords and had renewed their attack on the south. It was clear the Republic of Vietnam would fall. In April of 1975, as North...

Experiences of Vietnam Veterans Returning Home from War

Experiences of Vietnam Veterans Returning Home from War

September 5, 2017 | 5 min

When veterans returned home from Vietnam, some were treated well but many were treated very poorly. This segment from Iowa Public Television's Iowans Remember Vietnam documentary includes archival...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Vietnam Veterans

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Vietnam Veterans

September 5, 2017 | 2 min

Dan Gannon, from Mingo, Iowa, served in Vietnam from 1969-1970 as a platoon leader with the 1st Marine Division. Many Vietnam veterans have experienced anxiety and other effects of post-traumatic...

Iowans Remember Vietnam

U.S. Veteran Describes Fighting in the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 4 min

By 1969, more than half a million Americans were stationed in Vietnam. Fighting in the jungle was chaotic and the goal was not only to accomplish the objectives of the mission, but to survive. This...

Mutton Bustin'

Mutton Bustin'

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

It's the action-packed, if not a little scary – Mutton Bustin’! Put on your helmets and open up the gate!

Cow Chip Throwing Contest

Cow Chip Throwing Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

It’s that iconic State Fair time…when people are slinging, winging, and flinging cow chips through the air right outside Pioneer Hall.

Balloon Masters with Dan Wardell

Balloon Masters with Dan Wardell

August 19, 2017 | 3 min

Our good fired Dan Wardell is hanging out with some folks enjoying a vibrantly-colored balloon masterpiece come to life!

Truck and Tractor Pull pt. 2

Truck and Tractor Pull: Part 2

August 19, 2017 | 3 min

There’s nothing like the power and might of the tractor and truck pull. Let’s head to the Grandstand to check out the action.

Quiche Me in the Morning Contest

Quiche Me in the Morning Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Paul Yeager has found a food contest that celebrates Iowa’s bed & breakfasts - with quiche!

4-H and FFA Dairy Goats

4-H and FFA Dairy Goats

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Showing animals is a big part of the State Fair experience - and this year we’re excited to showcase the dairy goats!

Kid Joke Telling Contest

Kid Joke Telling Contest

August 19, 2017 | 4 min

Ready to smile? It’s time for some joke-telling contestants to tickle our funny bones!