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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 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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    • 1 hr 23 min
    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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    • 1 hr 20 min
    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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    • 1 hr 15 min
    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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    • 53 min
    Episode 16 James Coan and The Hill of Angels

    Episode 16 James Coan and The Hill of Angels

    Most everyone has heard of the siege Khe Sanh.  Did you know that before Khe Sanh there was the siege of Con Tien.  The siege of Con Tien took place on May 8, 1967 which was exactly 10 years after the siege of Dien Bien Phu - only this time the outcome was significantly different.  The North Vietnam lost several thousand soldiers this time.  Listen and learn about the tough and determined Marines and Marine Tankers  who sowed the NVA just how different the Marines are from the French.  Listen to one of the knowledgeable Marine Officers lay out the details of one of the most dangerous places in all of Vietnam. 


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    • 53 min
    Episode 14 The Wunsch Family

    Episode 14 The Wunsch Family

    This interview is one of the most intriguing of all.  Here the audience gets a real glimpse of a close family and how they each dealt with to death of a brother.  As the audience will learn,  The death of Captain Wunsch has left a hole in each member's heart.  this is the story of how a family lives through conceivably the worst tragic event of anyone's life.

    Music is Requiem for Vietnam Part 1/2 by Country Joe and the Fish.  The USMCVTA is most grateful for the use of this music and a heartfelt thank you to Joe McDonald.
























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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