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EPISODE 8 | Monastery Chocolates (Dubuque, IA)

September 6, 2017 | 7 min

EPISODE 8 | Monastery Chocolates (Dubuque, IA)

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Experiences of a U.S. Veteran During the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War

The Experiences of a U.S. Veteran During the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 2 min

In January 1968, communist forces launched the largest offensive of the Vietnam War. Starting on the Vietnamese New Year known as Tet, North...

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...

News Correspondent Narrowly Avoids Disaster During Vietnam War

News Correspondent Narrowly Avoids Disaster During Vietnam War

September 5, 2017 | 2 min

A news correspondent tells the story of how an illness may have kept him alive in Vietnam. He was scheduled to accompany soldiers on a combat mission...

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...

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...