52 min

Humping The Boonies Echoes of the Vietnam War

    • History

Of the 58,281 names on the wall, two-thirds of them died in 1967, ‘68, and ‘69. Robin Bartlett landed in I Corps right smack in the middle of that period. His training sergeant at Camp Evans said to him, “your life expectancy is less than 90 days.” In this episode, Robin talks about the realities behind that prediction, how he defied it, and the book he wrote about his Vietnam War experience. 

Of the 58,281 names on the wall, two-thirds of them died in 1967, ‘68, and ‘69. Robin Bartlett landed in I Corps right smack in the middle of that period. His training sergeant at Camp Evans said to him, “your life expectancy is less than 90 days.” In this episode, Robin talks about the realities behind that prediction, how he defied it, and the book he wrote about his Vietnam War experience. 

52 min

Top Podcasts In History

The Rest Is History
Goalhanger Podcasts
Everything Everywhere Daily
Gary Arndt | Glassbox Media
The Big Dig
GBH
American Scandal
Wondery
American History Tellers
Wondery
You're Wrong About
Sarah Marshall