30 episodes

Even after 50 years, the impact of the Vietnam War echoes across generations. Hear the stories of service and sacrifice from people who are affected — veterans, their families, and others who add perspective to those experiences. Brought to you by the nonprofit that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, “The Wall,” in Washington, D.C.

Echoes of the Vietnam War Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

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    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings

Even after 50 years, the impact of the Vietnam War echoes across generations. Hear the stories of service and sacrifice from people who are affected — veterans, their families, and others who add perspective to those experiences. Brought to you by the nonprofit that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, “The Wall,” in Washington, D.C.

    Nobody's Perfect

    Nobody's Perfect

    In wartime, casualty and injury records are often created (or not created) in moments of absolute, unimaginable chaos. Sometimes the dots just don’t get connected. David Kies is the living embodiment of that phenomenon. He is alive... and his name is on The Wall. In this episode, he tells us what it’s like to do a rubbing of your own name at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

    • 35 min
    Hamburger Hill

    Hamburger Hill

    Hill 937 was the center of a brutal and legendary battle that began 53 years ago this week. After eleven days of vicious fighting and heavy losses on both sides, it would become known by another name: Hamburger Hill. Hear a personal account from a soldier who survived it.

    • 43 min
    John Woods Is a Ghost

    John Woods Is a Ghost

    October 27th, 1967, outside of Bù Đốp, near the Vietnam-Cambodia border. The helicopter John is piloting has just been shot down by an enemy RPG while attempting to evacuate two wounded Special Forces soldiers from the jungle. In this episode, John shares the story of his service in Vietnam, including his helicopter crash, his dramatic rescue, and his long, strange journey home.

    • 39 min
    Brothers and Sisters in Arms

    Brothers and Sisters in Arms

    April 10, 2022 was National Siblings Day. In this episode, we bring you the inspiring stories of two separate sets of siblings — both from families with long legacies of service — whose lives were forever changed by the war in Vietnam.

    • 52 min
    Building The Wall

    Building The Wall

    Jan Scruggs, a decorated veteran of two tours in Vietnam, had the idea for a memorial in March of 1979. Three and a half years later, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was a reality. In this episode, Jan recounts his incredible journey from grunt to visionary to target… and, ultimately, to victor.

    • 33 min
    8 Days in March

    8 Days in March

    The panels that make up the Vietnam Veterans Memorial each represent a moment in time. Some moments are measured in years but for one of those panels, its beginning to end lasted only eight days. It could have been any eight days in the Vietnam War, but this panel tells the story of a secret mission in Laos, rising tensions back home, and the incredible story of a Medal of Honor recipient.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Cook 2/4 ,

Rocket Man 1 and 2

What a story Bill, his great daughter, the interviewer, listening to it was emotional, recalling, hurting all together, lots of mates in Quang Nam, not many left, SF

Cheese 123234 ,

Important podcast.

Truly a profound podcast. Thank you for passing on the compelling and incredible stories of the Vietnam War.

dedarnocn ,

Grateful

Grateful to find this podcast. I am a Vietnam Era Veteran and someday perhaps I will tell my story. But I was not in country so it’s never seemed important to share.

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