April 1967 Ted Gostas had just five more days before his tour of duty in Vietnam was up. Gostas was captured and spent 5 years, 1 month, and 15 days as a Prisoner of War.
Donald Hood volunteered for the 82nd Airborne so that he could parachute in with front-line soldiers to repair their damaged glasses quickly. Sunday Trisha Hood shares the story of her husband who passed on in 2012.
Vietnam era Air Force Veteran and author William B. Scott introduces his new book, “Combat Contrails: Vietnam,” which captures 18 of these stories, most of which have never appeared in print.
Surface to air missiles certainly got Vietnam Veteran Marine Pilot Nellie Paler’s adrenaline pumping.
He was ordered to do the unthinkable. He was ordered to leave a man behind. Sunday Marine Veteran Doug Chamberlain shares his story and thoughts regarding his book “Bury Him: A Memoir of the Vietnam War.”
Ret. Major General Joe Arbuckle joined the Army in 1969 as a private. He was deployed to Vietnam in 1972 as an advisor.
Air Force fighter jet pilot Chuck Brega got to Korea in 1954 after the shooting had stopped.
He was born in Japan. He wanted to come to America because he knew that his life would be better. In 1970 Jimmy Nishimura was drafted into the United States Army.
It was no Rose Garden. Vietnam Veteran Marine Pilot Bear Owen wanted to serve to fight Communism.
Tigers. When young Marine Cliff Schroeder arrived in Vietnam in 1968, it never crossed his mind that tigers were something to be concerned about.