Vietnam Voices is a series of interviews conducted with veterans of all armed services who served in Vietnam from 1961 to 1975. The episodes in this podcast are short clips taken from the longer interviews.
Vietnam Voices is a project of the Blount County Public Library in Maryville, TN, and is supported by the Blount County Friends of the Library.
Vietnam Voices - Calibrating the artillery
Floyd Smith used land survey techniques to help ensure the accuracy of artillery guns in the firebases in Vietnam. He helped generate information for the artillery units to aim their guns correctly.
Vietnam Voices - Airplane riddled with bullet holes
Airman First Class Dean Moss served in Vietnam from May 1968 to May 1969. He was a munitions handler at the Nha Trang Airbase, which came under frequent attack by Viet Cong.
Vietnam Voices - Stepping on a landmine
Joe Dabney served in the U.S. Army, in-country from December 1965 to July 1966, when he was sent home due to war-related injuries. He was a small-arms maintenance person. In this episode, Joe recalls stepping on the landmine and the resultant trauma.
Vietnam Voices - Working with a K-9 unit
Lee Barbee spent his career in the Air Force, including a year in Vietnam with the K9 corps. Here he recounts one night on the base when they came under attack from NVA, well-armed with satchel charges and successfully blowing up bombs stored at the base.
Vietnam Voices - Dealing with the fear
In this episode, Bo Millsaps, then a young Marine in Vietnam in 1969, describes the sorts of operations they would conduct, the fear that often gripped him, and how he dealt with it.
Vietnam Voices - A lawyer from the states
Marine Capt. Jerry Cunningham, a lawyer with the JAG corps, tells about the time with famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey came to Vietnam to defend a Marine accused of a war crime.