32 min

Vincent Okamoto, U.S. Army, Vietnam Veterans Chronicles

    • History

Vincent Okamoto was born in a Japanese internment camp during World War II and later became the most highly-decorated Japanese-American soldier to survive the Vietnam War.

In this edition of Veterans Chronicles, Okamoto walks us through the harrowing combat against North Vietnamese forces on August 24, 1968, at Dau Tieng near the Cambodian border. He shares his thoughts and the decisions he made under withering fire to gather his men, fight back, and miraculously survive.

Okamoto also describes day-to-day life for soldiers in Vietnam and his successful effort to build a Japanese-American Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Vincent Okamoto was born in a Japanese internment camp during World War II and later became the most highly-decorated Japanese-American soldier to survive the Vietnam War.

In this edition of Veterans Chronicles, Okamoto walks us through the harrowing combat against North Vietnamese forces on August 24, 1968, at Dau Tieng near the Cambodian border. He shares his thoughts and the decisions he made under withering fire to gather his men, fight back, and miraculously survive.

Okamoto also describes day-to-day life for soldiers in Vietnam and his successful effort to build a Japanese-American Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

32 min

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