Preserving Vietnam History
In March, we asked our community to share their stories of how the Vietnam War impacted them. Now, we’re pleased to share some of your astonishing responses.
In concert with Ken Burns’ newest documentary, The Vietnam War, we are sharing narratives of immigration, service, and volunteerism from our region. These 14 stories are published online as part of an oral history collection, available to the community. Interview features include a woman’s life as the child of a Vietnamese military officer during the fall of Saigon, a Forward Air Controller’s experience as a “Raven” serving on a secret mission in Laos, and an infantry leader shouldered with the heaviest of responsibilities.
You can hear these powerful testimonies and more below. Look for Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War, a 10-part 18-hour documentary premiering September 17 on KVIE.