Vietnam Veterans

Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War and SCETV Man and Moment Special

September 14, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Steve Flaherty from Man and Moment and soldier from The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

PBS presents Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War September 17-21, 24-28 at 8 p.m. on SCETV. This 10-part documentary film series tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as never before. Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed to life...

SC Vietnam Veteran Reflects on His Time Served as a B-52 Navigator

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Boyd Gilbert, Vietnam Veteran and B-52 Navigator.

“I think it was a part, something for all of us. I can’t speak for anyone except myself, but I think it’s something that affects us all, in terms of our own personal maturity, especially at a young age, and it sort of stays with you always,” says Boyd Gilbert, Vietnam...

"I've Always Been Proud of Serving My Country." SC Veteran Remembers Vietnam War

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Richard West with the US Army Corps of Engineers

From February 1969 through February 1970, Richard West served as a Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War. His job was to build bridges and buildings that would serve as base camps. In this video, he talks about what life was like halfway around...

"You Just Concentrate on Staying Alive." SC Veteran Remembers the Vietnam War

September 7, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Army photo of Karl Naugle

From June 1969 through June 1970, Army Specialist 5th Class Karl Naugle served in the Vietnam War. As an artillery surveyor, his job was to drop into an area and mark the location for support cannons, defending the 125th Infantry. In this video, he talks about what life was...

SC Veterans Recall Bob Hope and His Vietnam USO Shows

September 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Bob Hope during on of his USO shows

Starting in World War II, Bob Hope began a tradition of visiting troops during the holiday season. The United Service Organization (USO) started sending Hollywood and radio entertainers to perform. From 1964 to 1972, Hope included South Vietnam in is holiday season tours...

A Hero's Welcome Home: The Vietnam Experience

August 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dog Tags from lost South Carolinians at the Vietnam Exhibit

Patriots Point brings the history of the Vietnam War to life in this fully immersive 2 ½ acre exhibit called the Vietnam Experience . From viewing dog tags at the beginning of the exhibit, 895 South Carolinian's died in the Vietnam War. For a 360, immersive view of the...

Vietnam Veterans Memorial “Wall of Faces” – South Carolina

August 24, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Screen shot of Wall of Faces website

WETA Public Broadcasting for Greater Washington, D.C. has been working in partnership with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) on the upcoming PBS Ken Burns’ Vietnam War series.