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Vietnam is now part of History. This podcast brings to life the actual experiences of Tank crewmen who spent a “lifetime” in Vietnam. It seeks to show the significance of our contributions and those of all tank crewmen to the war effort we now call The Vietnam War.

Tracking Our History Francis Remkiewicz

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Vietnam is now part of History. This podcast brings to life the actual experiences of Tank crewmen who spent a “lifetime” in Vietnam. It seeks to show the significance of our contributions and those of all tank crewmen to the war effort we now call The Vietnam War.

    Episode 27 Roger Luli

    Episode 27 Roger Luli

    Episode 27 is with Roger Luli.  He commanded both a Tank Platoon and an Ontos Platoon.  His story begins with his time at Penn State University right through his full tour of duty in Viet Nam,


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    Episode 24: Harry Schossow and the Blade Tank

    Episode 24: Harry Schossow and the Blade Tank

    This is another of those special episodes in which we discuss a specialty tank, that of a blade tank.  To find out what a blade tank is I hope you will listen in on this great discussion.  Harry Schossow, currently in a hospital due to primary progressive multiple sclerosis, shares his experiences in Viet Nam as a Blade Tank commander.  A  fascinating blade tank commander, Harry spent over 20 straight moths i Viet Nam without so much as a single R&R.


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    Episode 19 Hue/Dai Do/Typhoons

    Episode 19 Hue/Dai Do/Typhoons

    This is an extensive discussion with John Wear.  John just arrived in country and was shipped to Hue in the early stages of the battle.  His descriptions of Hue and Typhoon Bess are absolutely fascinating.  The music is used with permission from the writer and performer, Sailor Jerri.


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    Episode 18 Part 2 Wally Young

    Episode 18 Part 2 Wally Young

    This episode is a continuation of the multiple firefights in which Wally was involved.  You will learn new names of places you may not have heard of before.  While you will hear about dozens of firefights this portrayal by Wally is fairly precise and graphic.  The music this time is a rather unusual singer for Viet Nam vets.  But if you listen to the words closely you will find that Arlo has moderated his position and it is the first "folk singer from the 60's" to actually begin to understand the Viet Nam vet.  Nobody seems to notice when a soldier makes it home has taken on a renewed meaning since Afghanistan was abandoned.  The audience ought not to be fooled by the hype and press now or then.  Marines are warriors and warriors go where they are told to go and fight who they are told to fight.  There is an old adage that seems to conveniently slip peoples minds.  "Old men make wars that young men must fight."

    Music is used by permission. ASCAP licensing.


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    Episode 18 Wally Young

    Episode 18 Wally Young

    Drivers, Drivers, Drivers.  Yep, without a good driver one was in a world of hurt.  Today is, by consensus, the best driver in Viet Nam.  At least during his tour.  This is part 1 of two parts and I believe you will enjoy both parts.  Music is performed by Billy Rae Cyrus and is used with permission from ASCAP and BMI.


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    Episode 17 Andy Anderson

    Episode 17 Andy Anderson

    This is Part I of two parts that describe some of the more unusual ways we spent our time.  The listener may even find it a continuation of a conversation that was begun one dark night close to the Demilitarized Zone.  Recordings are all used with permission from the owner/publisher.


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