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1355 – Bad news for the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans

11:38 | Jan 3rd

Episode 1355 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a press release by John Wells, the executive director of the Military Veterans Advocacy about the failure of the US Senate to approve legislation that would provide equity of Agent … Conti...Show More

1354 – The DPAA is still searching for MIA remains

11:31 | Jan 2nd

Episode 1354 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about what Santa Ynez Valley native, Spencer Angel, did to help the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) locate and identify remains of Vietnam War MIAs. The story appeared … C...Show More

1353 – Vietnam Vet Tim Martin makes common sense

12:20 | Jan 1st

Episode 1353 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the wisdom of Vietnam Veteran Tim Martin of Fortuna, California. That wisdom was displayed in an opinion column he wrote that appeared in The Times Standard of Eureka, titled: Christmas … ...Show More

1352 – So you think the Sailors had it easy in Vietnam

12:15 | Dec 30th, 2018

Episode 1352 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service titled: Anchored in History: USS Forrestal Fire which was submitted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant Grady. Many who served...Show More

1351 – Da Nang today

13:23 | Dec 29th, 2018

Episode 1351 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about reasons why a person should and/or would consider a visit to the city of Da Nang in Vietnam. The story appeared in the Telegraph on the Isle … Continue reading →

1350 – Vietnam Vets battling PTSD in Findlay, Ohio

17:45 | Dec 28th, 2018

Episode 1350 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will take a look at what is being done to help Vietnam Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Ohio. A story that appeared in The Courier of Findlay titled: Vietnam … Continue reading...Show More

1349 – Moon Christmas message saved 1968

09:27 | Dec 26th, 2018

Episode 1349 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast is dedicated to Rick Scruggs one of this podcaster’s best buddies in Vietnam. It will feature a story about a momentous event that helped save the year 1968. The story appeared on … Continue reading →

1348 – Vietnam Cobra pilot morphs into Santa Claus

08:40 | Dec 24th, 2018

Episode 1348 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a special Vietnam Veteran who has done something special. He became Santa Claus. This unusual event was covered in a story seen on WDEF TV 12 News … Continue reading →

1347 – Vietnam Vet on soldiers finding peace on earth

17:58 | Dec 24th, 2018

Episode 1347 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story by Vietnam Veteran Pete Mecca. In his story titled: A VETERAN’S STORY: Even in war, soldiers find Peace on Earth Mecca described six situations where soldiers were seeking … Contin...Show More

1346 – Awesome new weapons and gear for the military

10:46 | Dec 22nd, 2018

Episode 1346 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared on the Business Insider website. It was a Task & Purpose piece titled:  Here are some of the awesome weapons and gear US forces will … Continue reading →

Last Minute Christmas Gift for a Patriot

0:00 | Dec 21st, 2018

Need a last minute Christmas gift? No Worries!! My brand new emailable audio book – Vietnam Veteran Memoirs – will fill the bill. Send it anywhere to anyone at anytime even on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Its fast and … Continue reading → The post...Show More

1345 – Minnesota Vietnam Vet penned gripping memoir

08:16 | Dec 21st, 2018

Episode 1345 Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from Faribault, Minnesota about Vietnam Vet Robert Kunkel. He recently published a gripping book titled Walking Point about his experiences with the 5/7th Cav, 1st Cav Division in Vietnam...Show More

1344 – The story of two US Marine Vietnam Vets

11:37 | Dec 20th, 2018

Episode 1344 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the touching story of two US Marines who became forever connected due to their service in Vietnam even though one did not come home alive. The story appeared in The … Continue reading →

1343 – Thanks to Sino-U.S. trade dispute – Vietnam is booming

14:44 | Dec 19th, 2018

Episode 1343 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared in Forbes Magazine titled: Vietnam Will Gain Big From The Sino-U.S. Trade War, Just Not Today and was submitted by Ralph Jennings. The story deals with … Continue rea...Show More

1342 – Vietnam Vet pens book ‘Vietnam: Our Noble Failure’

18:34 | Dec 18th, 2018

Episode 1342 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Wayne Colton a Vietnam Veteran who recently published a book titled ‘Vietnam: Our Noble Failure’. His book was written fifty years after his time in Vietnam as … Continue rea...Show More

1341 – Vietnam MIA Richard Kibbey’s remains ID’d

10:55 | Dec 17th, 2018

Episode 1341 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight information about the identification of the remains of Vietnam Veteran Air Force Col. Richard Kibbey, of Delmar, New York by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Information used in th...Show More

1340 – Vietnam Today

12:21 | Dec 15th, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT – Emailable audiobook Just Out!! The audible version of my blockbuster book Vietnam Veteran Memoirs. This audio book is easily sent by email as a holiday gift that delights, fascinates, and educates! It is then available to listen to … C...Show More

1339 – To hell and back with Vietnam Vet Henry Salas

18:04 | Dec 14th, 2018

Important Notice Just Out!! The audio version of my blockbuster book Vietnam Veteran Memoirs. It would make an excellent Christmas gift for your favorite patriot. It contains: excitement Inspiration suspense Richard Petty comedy snake stories history...Show More

1338 – More calls for passage of Agent Orange bill in the Senate

11:26 | Dec 13th, 2018

Important Notice Just Out!! The audio version of my blockbuster book Vietnam Veteran Memoirs. It would make an excellent Christmas gift for your favorite patriot. It contains: excitement inspiration suspense Richard Petty comedy snake stories history...Show More

1337 – Agent Orange bill killed in the Senate

12:15 | Dec 12th, 2018

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1336 – Senate fiddles as Blue Water Navy Vietnam Vets die

18:11 | Dec 11th, 2018

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1335 – Why Pearl Harbor Day is special to one Vietnam Vet

11:57 | Dec 9th, 2018

Episode 1335 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from The Reporter-Herald Loveland News in Colorado titled: Loveland veteran reflects on his own military connection to Dec. 7 and submitted by Reporter-Herald staff writer Paul Alb...Show More

1334 – Vietnam Vet gives $2.8 mil for veterans home in Minnesota

12:43 | Dec 8th, 2018

Episode 1334 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story found in The Finance & Commerce website headquartered in Minneapolis, MN that was titled: Vietnam vet bequeaths $2.8M for future veterans home and submitted by Brian Johnson. The …...Show More

1333 – CMoH recipient Roger H.C. Donlon honored at Eglin AFB

11:20 | Dec 7th, 2018

Episode 1333 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Roger H.C. Donlon, the first person to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War. The story describes something very commendable Donlon has done … Contin...Show More

A Veteran With a Satisfied Mind

0:00 | Dec 7th, 2018

The ideal Christmas gift for your favorite patriot. Get A Copy Before They Are All Gone!! CLICK HERE for CD version CLICK HERE for digital version     … Continue reading → The post A Veteran With a Satisfied Mind appeared first on .

1332 – Another brave Vietnam Vet cut down by Agent Orange

10:00 | Dec 6th, 2018

Episode 1332 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Dave Zielinski, a brave Vietnam Veteran who was taken down by an Agent Orange disease, a sinister killer from that War. The story comes from The … Continue reading →

1331 – Air Force POW spent six Christmases as a captive of North Vietnam

11:06 | Dec 5th, 2018

Episode 1331 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jay Hess, a brave American who spent 2029 days as a captive of the North Vietnamese where he was forced to … Continue reading →

1330 – A feel good story about a pair of Vietnam Vets

09:58 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Episode 1330 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from Montana Public Radio by Emma Bowman titled: ‘I Found The Treasure When I Found You’: 2 Veterans Rekindle Bond Forged By War. As the title suggests Bowman’s … Continue reading ...Show More

1329 – SF Vietnam Vet Richard Rice went back

12:14 | Dec 1st, 2018

Episode 1329 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an oped found in the Military.com website titled: Unpacking the War: A Soldier Returns to Vietnam by Vietnam Vet Richard Rice. This episode is very interesting because it combines business...Show More

1328 – 1000 Vietnam War bombs found in Khe Sanh house

11:29 | Nov 30th, 2018

Episode 1328 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature stories about another terrible legacy from the Vietnam War. This time it is about the estimated 800,000 of tons of unexploded ordnance still remaining in the land of central Vietnam, … Con...Show More

1327 – Judicial Watch sues Pentagon for Vietnam War POW-MIA info

06:30 | Nov 29th, 2018

Episode 1327 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared in The Washington Times and was titled: Judicial Watch sues Defense Department, seeking POW and MIA records from Vietnam era. It was submitted by Jennifer Harper. … C...Show More

1326 – China’s PLA in question

16:24 | Nov 28th, 2018

Episode 1326 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the importance of experience in winning battles. It comes from The Foreign Policy website and is titled: China’s Untested Military Could Be a Force—or a Flop – … Continue rea...Show More

1325 – Vietnam Vet Ralph Del Vecchio did not dishonor his name

11:52 | Nov 27th, 2018

Episode 1325 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a poignant story about a Vietnam Veteran who followed his father’s advice when he had to perform a terribly distasteful duty at Camp Holloway near Pleiku, South Vietnam. The story … Contin...Show More

1324 – Blue Water Navy Agent Orange case hangs in the balance

18:13 | Nov 26th, 2018

Episode 1324 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from NEWSREP about a court case that will have a wide ranging effect on all veterans who are seeking healthcare from the Veterans Administration. The NEWSREP is titled: … Continue ...Show More

1323 – VA continues Agent Orange foot dragging

10:50 | Nov 20th, 2018

Episode 1323 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from The Stars and Stripes that is titled: New review finds ‘sufficient’ evidence linking hypertension to Agent Orange exposure. The story was submitted by Nikki Wentling. … Contin...Show More

1322 – Project 100,000 – you decide

14:22 | Nov 19th, 2018

Episode 1322 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the Vietnam War’s Project 100,000. The featured story appeared on the Big Think website and is titled: Project 100,000: The Vietnam War’s cruel and deadly experiment. It … Co...Show More

1321 – Another look at the solar storm that set off sea mines in Vietnam War

12:18 | Nov 15th, 2018

Episode 1321 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared on the Atlas Obscura website and was titled: The Sun Set Off 4,000 Sea Mines During the Vietnam War. It was submitted by Sarah Laskow. This … Continue reading →

1320 – Vietnam War Army pilot spoke at student event

14:53 | Nov 14th, 2018

Episode 1320 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared in The Dispatch of Clay Center, Kansas that was titled: Ramsey: Effects of Vietnam War still have an impact. The story was submitted by Ryan D. … Continue reading →

1319 – Solar storm set off thousands of mines in Hai Phong Harbor in 1972

12:35 | Nov 13th, 2018

Episode 1319 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature two stories about a frightening solar storm that occurred in 1972. The storm set off 4000 mines in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Hai Phong. One of … Continue reading →

1318 – Mack Payne Veterans Day speech 11-12-18 Lake Placid, FL

12:03 | Nov 13th, 2018

Episode 1318 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the speech Mack Payne delivered at the Lake Placid, Florida Veteran’s day celebration. Payne was asked to speak at the event because he is a US veteran, he has written … Continue reading →

1317 – Da Nang Agent Orange cleanup done

10:31 | Nov 9th, 2018

Episode 1317 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from the Asia and Pacific Associated Press titled: Vietnam, US complete cleanup of toxic chemical from airport. The AP story reported on the declaration that the 75 acre … Continue...Show More

1316 – Vietnam Vet William Felix – an inspiration to all

13:50 | Nov 8th, 2018

Episode 1316 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story titled: William Felix; Vietnam vet and Veteran’s Day inspiration by Debby Schamber in The Record Live of Orange County, Texas. The featured story is primarily about the experiences...Show More

1315 – Iraq War Marine credits Vietnam Vets for success

13:09 | Nov 7th, 2018

Episode 1315 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from the  Kokomo Perspective titled: Desert Storm veteran credits Vietnam veterans for war’s success submitted by Alyx Arnett a Perspective writer. Arnett’s story is about John Bow...Show More

1314 – Vietnam RTO’s needed extra life insurance

12:09 | Nov 5th, 2018

Episode 1314 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story by Eric Milzarski titled: Radiomen in the Vietnam War faced a 5-second life expectancy  that appeared on the We Are The Mighty website. In his story, Milzarski described … Continue...Show More

1313 – Hanoi Jane Fonda links President Trump to Hitler

09:14 | Nov 3rd, 2018

Episode 1313 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from The Guardian titled: Jane Fonda: Trump shares parallels with ‘rise of Third Reich and Adolf Hitler’. Your podcaster thought it would be most appropriate to share a … Continue ...Show More

1312 – Valor thief exposed in Arkansas

16:16 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Episode 1312 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature another story about stolen valor from the Vietnam War. This time it occurred in Arkansas. The theft was covered in a story that appeared in The Lovely County Citizen of … Continue reading ...Show More

1311 – Vietnam War music

09:54 | Nov 1st, 2018

Episode 1311 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from Time Magazine titled: Why the Vietnam War Produced Such Iconic Music by Lily Rothman [lily_rothman@timemagazine.com]. As the title indicates it is about the music of the Vietn...Show More

1310 – Vietnam economy is booming thanks to the USA

14:33 | Oct 31st, 2018

Episode 1310 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared on the Foreign Policy website that was titled: Vietnam Is Winning the U.S.-China Trade War. The story was provided by Bennett Murray, an American journalist based … C...Show More

1309 – Vietnam is making money and movies today

12:17 | Oct 30th, 2018

Episode 1309 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature news about reasons why the Vietnamese economy is growing at record levels. Also mentioned is the nascent Vietnamese movie industry. Coco Liu, a Nikkei staff writer for the Nikkei Asian … C...Show More

1308 – Vietnam Vet John M. Travers remembered in documentary program

17:54 | Oct 29th, 2018

Episode 1308 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the story of Vietnam Veteran John M. Travers of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His life and times were covered in a story appearing in Penn Live of the Patriot-News of Harrisburg, titled: … Con...Show More

1307- Paducah Vietnam Vet remembers service with the 1st Cav Division

09:02 | Oct 28th, 2018

Episode 1307 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the personal views of a Vietnam Veteran about the War. John Crivello who lives in Paducah, Kentucky today, served with the 1st Cav Division from August 1968 to August 1969 … Continue readi...Show More

1306- Vietnam Vet touts book at Hot Springs SAR

12:48 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Episode 1306 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a brave Vietnam Veteran, Doug Beed, who recently addressed the Oct. 13 meeting of the Sons of the American Revolution – DeSoto Trace chapter at Hot Springs … Continue reading...Show More

1305- Laotian refugee shows how it’s done

17:50 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Episode 1305 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an incredible story of inspiration about a special Laotian refugee. It appeared in The Twin Cities Pioneer Press titled: From war in the jungles of Laos to Frogtown: Dentist, business … Co...Show More

1304- Vietnam Vet gets seven years for buying an M-14 at a gun show

08:48 | Oct 21st, 2018

Episode 1304 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from CBS News, KTVT in Dallas, Texas titled: Vietnam War veteran sentenced to 7 years in prison for buying “rare” gun in the 1980s and covered by Alex … Continue reading →

1303- New Vietnam War Memorial coming to Sandwich, MA

11:46 | Oct 19th, 2018

Episode 1303 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the special Veterans Day activities planned by the town of Sandwich, Massachusetts. Just for your information Sandwich is located at the base of Cape Cod about fifty miles southeast of … C...Show More

1302 – USMC Vietnam Vet John Canley received CMoH

11:06 | Oct 18th, 2018

Episode 1302 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from ABC News titled: 50 years later, Marine awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War battle by Luis Martinez and Sarah Kolinovsky. It is the after action report … Continue reading →

1301 – Two Vietnam Vets meet 50 years later on Honor Flight

10:39 | Oct 17th, 2018

Episode 1301 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about two Vietnam Veterans who met while participating in an Honor Flight from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. This unusual thing about this meeting was that they were friends in … Continu...Show More

1300 – Cambodia mad at Vietnam for selling it’s timber to the EU

11:20 | Oct 16th, 2018

Episode 1300 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story found in The Phnom Penh Post titled: EU timber deal in firing line that was submitted by Soth Koemsoeun. It has to do with the situation where Vietnam … Continue reading →

1299 – Canley’s CMoH award imminent

09:16 | Oct 15th, 2018

Episode 1299 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story appearing in the Ventura County Star that was titled: Oxnard Marine journeying to the White House for his Medal of Honor. The story was submitted by Tom Kisken, … Continue reading ...Show More

1298 – Vietnam – An Epic Tragedy by Max Hastings reviewed

12:29 | Oct 15th, 2018

Episode 1298 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from the Financial Times website titled: Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy by Max Hastings — a deeper reckoning. It was contributed by Kurt Campbell for the Financial Times. Back … Continue...Show More

1297 – PA bridge named for Vietnam Vet

06:18 | Oct 13th, 2018

Episode 1297 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story found in the Public Opinion of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania titled: Bridge dedicated in name of Shippensburg soldier killed in Vietnam. It seems that Dana Edward Diehl a 1967 graduat...Show More

1296 – Dust Off crews met in Amarillo

07:39 | Oct 12th, 2018

Episode 1296 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared on KFDA, Channel 10 in Amarillo, Texas that was titled: Dustoff in the Panhandle: Vietnam War helicopter rescue crews reunite in Amarillo and submitted by Jami … Cont...Show More

1295 – Vietnam gun trucks – Mad Max 2.0

13:19 | Oct 11th, 2018

Episode 1295 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from The Guns.com website titled: When the Army went Mad Max: Vietnam gun trucks that was submitted by Chris Eger. This episode is a follow-up to episode … Continue reading →

1294 – Vietnam Vet and Air Force Colonel Fredric M. Mellor funeral report

08:35 | Oct 10th, 2018

Episode 1294 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared in The Providence Journal that was titled: Col. Fredric Mellor’s family grateful for outpouring of support. It was submitted by Journal staff writer Amanda Milkovits....Show More

1293 – Colorado Vietnam POW recounts his life

18:35 | Oct 9th, 2018

Episode 1293 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story by Michael de Yoanna, a newsroom journalist with KUNC in Greeley, Colorado. The story is titled: From Torture To Freedom, Colorado Vietnam POW Recounts Captivity and it describes …...Show More

1292 – North Vietnamese “No Nice” people in Vietnam War

15:13 | Oct 8th, 2018

Episode 1292 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an essay by Max Hastings titled: The Hidden Atrocities of the Vietnam War that recently appeared in The Wall Street Journal. In his essay, Hastings attempts to remove the shroud … Continue...Show More

1291 – Westmoreland wanted nukes in Vietnam

07:04 | Oct 8th, 2018

Episode 1291 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the possible use of nuclear weapons in the Vietnam War. The story appeared on the Task And Purpose website and was titled: The Top American General In … Continue reading →

1290 – Smithsonian Channel to feature Vietnam gun trucks

10:11 | Oct 6th, 2018

Episode 1290 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature some of the bravest and most unsung heroes of the Vietnam War. These heroes were the truckers who traveled daily on the dangerous roads of Vietnam. The Smithsonian Channel will … Continue ...Show More

1289 – VA Sec still says no to Blue Water Navy

14:13 | Oct 4th, 2018

Episode 1289 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared in The Stars and Stripes titled: Isakson vows ‘Blue Water’ relief; Trump inflates Choice reform that was submitted by Tom Philpott | Special To Stars And … Continue r...Show More

1288 – Senator Blumenthal is a Vietnam War valor thief

10:19 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Episode 1288 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the pathetic appearance of “stolen valor.” That term is used to describe the contemptible practice of individuals falsely claiming service in the Vietnam War with boots on the ground. This...Show More

1287 – The M-16A1 – A Favorite Of Every Vietnam Vet (NOT)

18:06 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Episode 1287 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the primary personal firearm used in the Vietnam War. That was the M-16 rifle. The featured story appeared on the National Interest website and was titled: Did … Continue rea...Show More

1286 – Vietnam Vet Fredric M. Mellor finally laid to rest in Rhode Island

0:00 | Oct 1st, 2018

Episode 1286 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about closure that had been waiting 53 years to be told. On Aug. 13, 1965, Air Force Colonel Fredric Moore Mellor was flying a recon mission over North … Continue reading → The pos...Show More

1285 – Vietnam Vet Chuck Themsch builds libraries in Vietnam, Part II

15:59 | Sep 30th, 2018

Episode 1285 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature part II of Chuck Themsch’s story about his project of building libraries in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. In the first part of his story he talked about the motivation for … Continue reading...Show More

1284 – Vietnam Vet Chuck Themsch builds libraries in Vietnam, Part I

19:39 | Sep 30th, 2018

Episode 1284 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a very special Vietnam Veteran. Chuck Themsch served with the 11th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division based in Duc Pho in 1969. He is an excellent representative of the great … Cont...Show More

1283 – Gold Star family honored in Maryland

07:38 | Sep 28th, 2018

Episode 1283 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from the Fredrick News-Post of Frederick, Maryland titled: Family receives Gold Star, Purple Heart for loved one killed in Vietnam by Wyatt Massey wmassey@newspost.com. The purpose...Show More

1282 – Marine Vietnam Vet John Canley OKd for MoH

07:54 | Sep 27th, 2018

Episode 1282 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from Fox News titled: Marine veteran, 80, will get Medal of Honor for Vietnam valor that was submitted by Frank Miles who is a reporter and editor covering … Continue reading →

1281 – Four long lost Vietnam Vets finally came home

05:40 | Sep 26th, 2018

Episode 1281 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an AP story that appeared on WLWT, Channel 5 in Cincinnati titled: Air Force pilot, 3 Marines killed in Vietnam War to be buried with full military honors. As the … Continue reading →

1280 – Janna Hoehn speaks out about failed Vietnam Memorial Education Center

16:02 | Sep 25th, 2018

Episode 1280 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a statement from a missing picture detective superstar, Janna Hoehn, about the decision by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund board of directors to scrap plans for the accompanying Educati...Show More

1279 – Famous Vietnam War photog speaks out

10:45 | Sep 24th, 2018

Episode 1279 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared in The Times of India and was titled: ‘I want to be remembered as a man who went to war without guns’. The story was written … Continue reading →

1278 – Vietnam Wall Education Center cancelled

07:28 | Sep 23rd, 2018

Episode 1278 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story found on the Military.com website tiled: After $23M Spent, Plans for Vietnam Wall Education Center Have Been Scrapped. It was written and submitted by Richard Sisk. The story … Con...Show More

1277 – Former VA secretaries duel over Agent Orange bill

19:32 | Sep 21st, 2018

Episode 1277 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature more considerations surrounding the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and their epic struggle with the VA to attain equity of assistance and compensation for Agent Orange related illnesses....Show More

1276 – Why McNamara & LBJ mucked it up in Vietnam

15:01 | Sep 20th, 2018

Episode 1276 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a book written by a former US Naval Academy instructor who describes the mindset of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and its effects on the Vietnam War. … Continue readin...Show More

1275 – Trump’s China trade war opens door for Vietnam

13:27 | Sep 17th, 2018

Episode 1275 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast features a story that appeared in the South China Morning Post of Hong Kong that was titled: China’s loss in Trump’s trade war is Asean’s gain. Look at Vietnam. The Story was … Continue reading →

1274 – Mekong Mud Dogs

12:42 | Sep 16th, 2018

RECOMMENDED READING: Episode 1274 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a review of an exciting book with the firsthand account of a Ninth Division Sniper in Vietnam. The review appeared in the Military Corruption website and was titled: …...Show More

1273 – The VA and the Swamp

11:54 | Sep 15th, 2018

Episode 1273 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared in The Military Corruption website that carried the title: Absolute Proof The Va Doesn’t Give A Tinker’s Damn About American Military Veterans – Secretary Wilkie Now ...Show More

1272 – John Wells delivers salvo on VA Agent Orange letter

21:10 | Sep 15th, 2018

Episode 1272 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will continue looking at the efforts to gain passage of HR-299, The Blue Water Navy Act. After the House of Representatives unanimously passed the bill in June of this year, it was … Continue reading →

1271 – Blue Water Navy Bill encounters suspension of disbelief

13:23 | Sep 13th, 2018

Episode 1271 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared on Tampa’s NBC News Channel 8 titled: New VA secretary ‘sucker punches’ Vietnam Navy veterans and was presented by: Steve Andrews, investigative reporter for Channel ...Show More

1270 – Tom Treece on remembering and respecting Vietnam Veterans

09:49 | Sep 12th, 2018

Episode 1270 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a column that appeared in The Monroe News of Monroe, Michigan titled: Vietnam War snuffs out friend’s life 50 years ago. It was submitted by Tom Treece, a columnist at … Continue reading →

1269 – Agent Orange bill runs aground

14:04 | Sep 11th, 2018

Episode 1269 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the harrowing story of the crusade to achieve passage of HR 299, the Blue Water Navy bill in Congress. Late breaking news on this topic is found in a Military-Veterans … Continue reading →

1268 – Restored Vietnam Huey lifted off in PA

12:32 | Sep 10th, 2018

Episode 1268 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a restored Vietnam War Huey helicopter and the effects it had on many people. The story appeared in the Lancaster Online website and was titled: Vietnam War-era … Continue re...Show More

1267 – Vietnam Vet saves Huey to educate the public

08:49 | Sep 6th, 2018

Episode 1267 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a Vietnam Veteran War Huey helicopter that was saved from a slow death in a North Carolina field. The featured story appeared on WBRE in Mt. Pocono, … Continue reading →

1266 – John McCain and the POWs

12:18 | Sep 5th, 2018

Episode 1266 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will delve into the shadowy question of – what about the POW and MIAs connected to the Vietnam War. Butch Chavez is a Vietnam veteran and local veterans advocate in Pueblo, Colorado. … Continue reading...Show More

1265 – Vietnam and Laos after US for damages.

13:51 | Sep 4th, 2018

Episode 1265 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from The Asia Times titled: Vietnam seeks US reparations for the chemical Agent Orange submitted by Christina Lin. She is a California-based foreign and security policy analyst. Sh...Show More

1264 – Russians claim bad intelligence started Vietnam War

09:53 | Sep 2nd, 2018

Episode 1264 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from Sputnik News of Moscow, Russia titled: How Distorted Intelligence Dragged US Into Vietnam War 53 Years Ago with input from RIA Novosti contributor Vladimir Ardayev. It is … Co...Show More

1263 – The Vietnam War train wreck expose

10:05 | Sep 1st, 2018

Episode 1263 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will take a look at one of the primary events that resulted in the US getting into a war in Indo-China which led to a black marble Memorial in Washington DC … Continue reading →

1262 – We Shot The War – Overseas Weekly in Vietnam

13:47 | Aug 31st, 2018

Episode 1262 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story in The New York Times titled: Forgotten Images of the Vietnam War Made for the Americans Who Fought In It. The story was submitted by Finbarr O’Reilly … Continue reading →

1261 – Vietnam Vet Doug Peacock fights to save the Grizzlies

10:44 | Aug 30th, 2018

Episode 1261 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the story of a Vietnam Veteran who has discovered a noble mission to pursue as the result of his suffering from a severe case of PTSD. Doug Peacock returned from … Continue reading →

1260 – Hungarian Vietnam Vet’s story

17:34 | Aug 29th, 2018

Episode 1260 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a special Vietnam Veteran, László Kondor, who overcame challenges to become an internationally known photographer. Recently he was interviewed by Hungary Today. The interview that appeared...Show More

1259 – New book out about 1st Division tunnel rats

13:38 | Aug 28th, 2018

CLICK HERE FOR BOOK INFO Episode 1259 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will help introduce a recently published book titled “Rat Six” penned by Jack Flowers, a Vietnam Veteran. A press release about the new book featured on this … Continue reading...Show More

1258 – Vietnam Vet offers last tribute service

11:20 | Aug 27th, 2018

Episode 1258 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the story of a Ron Elliott, a Vietnam Veteran who said “We lost a lot of guys over there and I wasn’t going to leave them.”  True to his word … Continue reading →

1257 – South Vietnamese pilot borrowed a C-130

13:37 | Aug 25th, 2018

Episode 1257 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that should make all Americans appreciate our freedom even more and always be willing to protect this God given right we all enjoy. The featured story comes from … Continue reading...Show More

1256 – Tamworth, NSW, Australia honored its Vietnam Veterans

08:43 | Aug 19th, 2018

Episode 1256 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about how they honor their Vietnam Veterans down under in Tamworth, Australia. The story appeared in The Northern Daily Leader of Tamworth. It was titled: Vietnam Veterans’ Day … C...Show More

1255 – Vietnam War was a big hurt to many

18:14 | Aug 18th, 2018

Episode 1255 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story out of Delmar, New York about the pain and suffering caused by the Vietnam War. The story centers around Richard Kibbey who was an Air Force pilot killed in Vietnam on February 6, ...Show More

1254 – Vietnam War cigarette lighter returned after 50 year hiatus

12:04 | Aug 17th, 2018

Episode 1254 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the heartwarming story of a missing keepsake being returned to the son of a Marine who served in Vietnam after a fifty year wait. This happening was reported on by Stephanie Sharp who is a...Show More

1253 – Vietnam Vet Al Fischetti is a hero everyday

08:15 | Aug 15th, 2018

Episode 1253 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast is about how anyone can be a hero. It is demonstrated by Vietnam Vet Al Fischetti. There was a story about Al on KTBS of Shreveport, Louisiana titled: Vietnam War vet Al Fischetti says entertaining the...Show More

1252 – Aussie Vietnam Vets show how it’s done

15:10 | Aug 14th, 2018

Episode 1252 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will travel down under to Lismore, New South Wales, Australia and share a featured story that appeared in The Northern Star of Lismore, NSW, Australia and was titled: 50 years since deadly Vietnam batt...Show More

1251 – Former North Vietnam colonel Bui Tin dies in Paris

10:06 | Aug 13th, 2018

Episode 1251 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the passing of North Vietnamese Colonel Bui Tin. The story appeared in The Gulf Times of Doha, Qatar which is located on the western side of the Persian Gulf. It was titled "...Show More

1250 – Houston County, Alabama closes out picture search

14:00 | Aug 12th, 2018

Episode 1250 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature stories about finding missing pictures of those who fell in Vietnam and whose name is on the Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. This podcast is a strong proponent of the Vietnam Veteran Memo...Show More

1249 – Marine Vietnam Vet Tom Bolinder sounds off

09:55 | Aug 11th, 2018

Episode 1249 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight a US Marine, Tom Bolinder, who was willing to stand up and say what needed to be said in response to a recent story that appeared in The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Massachusetts that was ...Show More

1248 – Vietnam Vet Richard Wolfe gave his all in the War

16:01 | Aug 10th, 2018

Episode 1248 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a recently released book about a common soldier who gave his all in Vietnam. The featured story appeared in the Dubois County Herald and was titled: Summer Wind: A Soldier’s ...Show More

1247 – Vietnam course to be offered at International Falls college

10:43 | Aug 9th, 2018

Episode 1247 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about what a community college in International Falls, Minnesota is doing to promote a class about the Vietnam War. The story appeared in the International Falls Journal that was t...Show More

1246 – Two Vietnam War truckers reunite 51 years later

15:50 | Aug 8th, 2018

Episode 1246 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about two Vietnam Veteran friends who got together again after a 51 year break in their time lines. The story appeared in The Citizen Times of Asheville, North Carolina and was tit...Show More

1245 – Alabama Vietnam Vets show how it’s done

10:11 | Aug 7th, 2018

Episode 1245 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast features a story about a group of Vietnam Veterans in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and what they are doing to help local veterans and veterans' widows. The story tells about the leader of the group being honore...Show More

1244 – Vietnam Vet’s son writes another book about the War

12:42 | Aug 6th, 2018

Episode 1244 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a new book written by Chris Brady, the son of a Vietnam Veteran who fought in the battle at Firebase Ripcord. The story appeared in The Sun-Gazette of Williamsport, PA and is...Show More

1243 – An Aussie viewpoint on Vietnam War service

14:03 | Aug 5th, 2018

Episode 1243 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about how young Australians became soldiers in the Vietnam War Era. The featured story appeared in The Newcastle website and was titled: National service in the Vietnam era - a Hun...Show More

1242 – Colorado Vietnam Vet Richard Black killed by police

13:39 | Aug 5th, 2018

Episode 1424 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a tragic story involving Vietnam Veteran Richard Black of Aurora, Colorado. He was killed by a policeman after he defended his home and family from an allegedly drug crazed home invader wh...Show More

1241 – Escambia County closes out photo search

17:39 | Aug 1st, 2018

Episode 1241 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story found in the Pensacola News Journal titled: All photos of Escambia County men killed in Vietnam War found for virtual wall. The story was submitted by Melissa Nelson Gabriel, a wri...Show More

1240 – Dr. Rebecca Lee Payne died July 21, 2018

03:57 | Jul 31st, 2018

Episode 1240 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will be dedicated to the memory of my daughter Dr. Rebecca Lee Payne who recently passed away. In the early morning hours of July 21, 2018 she died peacefully in her sleep. At the time of her death sh...Show More

1239 – Another Vietnam Vet, Adrian Cronauer, passes on

14:45 | Jul 20th, 2018

Episode 1239 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the passing of Vietnam Veteran extraordinaire, Adrian Cronauer. He was an on air personality for the AFVN in Saigon during the years 1965 and 1966. The story titled: Airman w...Show More

1238 – Jan Scruggs on the Vietnam Memorial Wall

12:30 | Jul 19th, 2018

Episode 1238 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature portions of an interview with Jan Scruggs, the Vietnam Veteran who led the effort to make the Vietnam Memorial Wall a reality. The interview was conducted by Geoffrey Baer for the PBS stat...Show More

1237 – Texas Tech Vietnam Center interview

22:47 | Jul 18th, 2018

Episode 1237 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an interview with Amy Mondt, the Associate Director of the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. In the interview she talks about the Center, how it got started, what...Show More

1236 – ARA pilot Rick Scruggs justified

13:14 | Jul 17th, 2018

Episode 1236 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will tell how an unfairness against a brave and highly competent ARA pilot, Rick Scruggs, was justified. The unfairness occurred in 1970 while Scruggs was serving as the maintenance officer of A Batter...Show More

1235 – Another sad Vietnam War account

0:00 | Jul 16th, 2018

Episode 1235 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will cover the poignant story of Susan Clotfelter Jimison who lost her brother Mark Clotfelter in the Vietnam War. Pete Mecca submitted a special to the Citizen of Conyers, Georgia titled: A VETERAN’S ...Show More

1234 – Wall the Heals heading for Gardiner, Maine

10:42 | Jul 15th, 2018

Episode 1234 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about what the wonderful citizens of Gardiner, Maine have done to honor the memory of the Vietnam Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in that War. The featured story appeared ...Show More

1233- Vietnam Vets help raise funds for colleagues

10:21 | Jul 14th, 2018

Episode 1233 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about an innovative method some good citizens in central Missouri are utilizing to raise funds to benefit area veterans. A story about the wonderful process appeared in The News Tr...Show More

1232- Vietnam Vets to refurb War ambulance

13:26 | Jul 13th, 2018

Episode 1232 of The Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a group of Vietnam Veterans who have taken on the task of restoring a 1965 Dodge ambulance that was used in the Vietnam War. The story appeared in The Murray Ledger & Times a...Show More

1231- Fireball Approves defeats scammers

26:11 | Jul 12th, 2018

Episode 1231 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will be and interview with Tammy Sorrento who will introduce a new service designed to protect Vietnam Veterans and others from being taken in by scammers. She has been an insurance professional in Jac...Show More

1230 – US and Vietnam continue to buddy up

11:02 | Jul 11th, 2018

Episode 1230 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story found in the VN Express International website titled: Vietnam voices support for US efforts to denuclearize Korean Peninsula that was submitted by Khanh Lynh. It has to do with a m...Show More

1229 – Vietnam still struggles with Agent Orange Curse

16:01 | Jul 10th, 2018

Episode 1229 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the work of an American woman, Susan Hammond, who has returned to Vietnam after a brief visit to the country to help victims of Agent Orange. There was a story about her and her work in Th...Show More

1228 – Vietnam Vet went from cockpit to pulpit

13:01 | Jul 9th, 2018

Episode 1228 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the story about Bryan McDowell, an amazing Vietnam Veteran who became a Presbyterian minister after performing many heroic actions in the War. McDowell's story comes from the Hometo...Show More

1227 – Vietnam War Doc reconnects with VC patient

12:41 | Jul 9th, 2018

Episode 1227 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the fascinating story of a former US Army doctor in the Vietnam War and his relationship with a former patient who was a Viet Cong soldier. The story was covered in a piece found in The Ho...Show More

1226 – Vietnam War and our Constitution

09:00 | Jul 7th, 2018

Episode 1226 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an opinion piece found in The Bugle of Camp Verde, Arizona titled: What has become of integrity of our Constitutional process?  that was submitted by Michael C. Westlund of Clarkville. We...Show More

1225 – Vietnam Vet Phil Anderson flew everything

13:14 | Jul 6th, 2018

Episode 1225 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the service of Phil Anderson to his country during his 27 year career in the US Air Force. His story was covered in a piece on KTBS, ABC Channel 3 in Shreveport, Louisiana that was titled:...Show More

1224 – Fallen Irish Vietnam Vet remembered at Galway

10:38 | Jul 5th, 2018

Episode 1224 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a family memorial service held in Moycullen, Ireland to honor the memory of a brave Vietnam Veteran who died in Vietnam fifty years ago. The story appeared in the Connacht Tr...Show More

1223 – Vietnam Vets and July 4th fireworks

14:32 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Episode 1223 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will focus on the problems many Vietnam Veterans face when they are within earshot of 4th of July fireworks celebrations. A story dealing with this scenario appeared in The Duluth News Tribune and was ...Show More

1222 – Janna Hoehn seeking Ohio Vietnam Vet photos

11:38 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Episode 1222 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that appeared in The Metro News section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and was titled: Photos of Northeast Ohioans lost in Vietnam war sought for memorial. The story was submitted b...Show More

1221 – Part 2 – Having fun at WFLN – The Healing Box Project

16:50 | Jul 1st, 2018

Episode 1221 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature more of the Veterans Corner WFLN radio show that was broadcast on Friday, June 30, 2018. Mack Payne, the podcaster was a guest on the program and along with show host, Mel Jackson talked a...Show More

1220 – Having fun at WFLN with Vietnam Vet Mel Jackson

15:53 | Jun 30th, 2018

Episode 1220 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature part 1 of the Veterans Corner WFLN radio show that was broadcast on Friday, June 30, 2018. Mack Payne, the podcaster was asked to be a guest on the program by show host, Mel Jackson and ta...Show More

1219 – Vietnam Vet Tom Tafoya helps PTSD sufferers

14:44 | Jun 28th, 2018

Episode 1219 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about what a Vietnam Veteran, Tom Tafoya, is doing to help those suffering the ravages of PTSD. The featured story appeared in the Pueblo Chieftain and was titled: As understanding...Show More

1218 – A civilian’s response to 1st Memorial Wall visit

0:00 | Jun 27th, 2018

Episode 1218 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast features a story about a civilian and how she was affected by her first visit to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC Sherri Dalphonse is the executive editor of the Washingtonian magazine. She ...Show More

1217 – Vietnam Vets are healing in Springfield, MO

16:28 | Jun 26th, 2018

Episode 1217 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast features a program in Springfield, Missouri that is providing help for veterans in the area suffering from numerous types emotional challenges including PTSD. The program is covered in a news piece fo...Show More

1216 – Touring Vietnam by train today

14:46 | Jun 25th, 2018

Episode 1216 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about traveling the length of Vietnam on the Reunification Express railroad. The story comes from Adelaide, Australia and appeared in the In Daily. It is titled: Exploring Vietnam ...Show More

1215 – Marine Maj. Gen. James Livingston spoke at Colorado event

09:48 | Jun 24th, 2018

Episode 1215 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast with feature a story from Pulitzer Prize winning The Gazette of Colorado Springs, Colorado, established in 1872. The title of the story is Medal of Honor recipient reflects on Vietnam War, politics dur...Show More

1214 – So you think YOU had it bad

10:53 | Jun 23rd, 2018

Episode 1214 of The Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will cover the story of a Vietnam Veteran who spent time in two concentration camps during World War II and survived to serve two tours in Vietnam as a member of the US Army. Bob Sawada is the Vietnam...Show More

1213 – Vietnam Vet Thomas Morrissey did well

12:12 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Episode 1213 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Vietnam Veteran Thomas Morrissey who is another tremendous representative of the Great Vietnam Veteran Generation. The featured story comes from The Valley Breeze of Lincoln,...Show More

1212 – New Virtual Reality Honor Flights by VITAS Healthcare

09:08 | Jun 21st, 2018

Episode 1212 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a new and unique method of sending veterans on Honor Flights to Washington, DC. The story comes from The Globe News Wire website and is title: VITAS Healthcare Offers Atlanta...Show More

1211 – Aussie Vietnam Vet receives valor award 50 years later

12:40 | Jun 20th, 2018

Episode 1211 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast with feature the story of Australian Vet Ray Doudle and the fifty year delay in receiving his valor recognition for action in the Vietnam War. A story about the situation appeared in The Port Lincoln T...Show More

1210 – Vietnam Vets strike back at Ken Burns

16:23 | Jun 19th, 2018

Episode 1210 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature rebuttals by Vietnam Veterans to the specious conclusions presented by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick in their epic documentary The Vietnam War. Credit for bringing veterans opinions to light ...Show More

1209 – Ken Burns resurfaced

15:17 | Jun 18th, 2018

Episode 1209 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will take a look at recent comments by Ken Burns, the creator of the epic documentary, The Vietnam War. He was interviewed for Variety and talked about how some things never seem to change. A story abo...Show More

1208 – VA reduces Vet’s meds in Opioid War

12:04 | Jun 17th, 2018

Episode 1208 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the story of a Vietnam Veteran who is battling with the VA for the continuance of his med supply. The story in question appeared in The Courier News of Russellville, Arkansas titled: Local...Show More

1207 – Wall That Heals coming to Brockway, PA

09:16 | Jun 15th, 2018

Episode 1207 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the appearance of the official Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with the mobile Education Center at the Parkside Complex Grounds in Brockway...Show More

1206 – Vietnamese stand up to commie government

11:36 | Jun 14th, 2018

Episode 1206 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from Germany about a situation in Vietnam that is causing much discontent among the Vietnamese People. The story comes from The Deutsche Welle website and is titled: Vietnamese pro...Show More

1205 – Vietnam Vet John Vice went to Vietnam on a WWII ship

14:14 | Jun 13th, 2018

Episode 1205 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about John “Bo” Vice. He was a Vietnam Veteran assigned to the First Cavalry Division when it was one of the first division sized units to go in country and one that traveled to Vi...Show More

1204 – Vietnam War built strong bonds

11:04 | Jun 12th, 2018

Episode 1204 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that describes the strong bonding that occurred with Vietnam Veterans. The featured story comes from The Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News of Canton, Georgia and is titled Remembering...Show More

1203 – The Hmong story that must be told

16:55 | Jun 11th, 2018

Episode 1203 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the Laotian Hmong people that must be told. The story that appeared in The Asia Times titled: America’s ‘Secret War’ in Laos finally put to proper rest that was submitted by ...Show More

1202 – C-130’s were a life saver in Vietnam

15:14 | Jun 10th, 2018

Podcast 1202 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will pay homage to the C-130 Hercules four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft made by Lockheed. Since 1954 it has been a workhorse for the American Military. The aircraft was originally desig...Show More

1201 – Canadian Vietnam Veterans

11:19 | Jun 9th, 2018

Episode 1201 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story in The Southeast Missourian titled: Canadian Vietnam Veterans that was submitted by Jack Dragoni. As the title implies it is about the phenomenon of Canadians volunteering to serve...Show More

1200 – Trump signs new law for veterans health care

10:23 | Jun 8th, 2018

Episode 1200 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a discussion of the VA Mission Act recently signed into law by President Trump. The discussion of the new law is centered around a relevant story that appeared in The Herald-Whig Of Quincy...Show More

1199 – Big news for North East Wisconsin Vietnam Vets

0:00 | Jun 6th, 2018

Episode 1199 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about what the good people of Menasha, Wisconsin are doing to honor their Vietnam Veterans. The story  comes from WLUK, Fox 11 News and is titled: Once-in-a-lifetime Honor Flight t...Show More

1198 – WV bridge renamed to honor fallen Vietnam Vets

0:00 | Jun 5th, 2018

Episode 1198 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a bridge in Ravenswood, West Virginia being renamed to honor the memory of two fallen Vietnam Veterans both from Ravenswood. The story appeared in The Jackson Newspapers of R...Show More

1197 – Vietnam Vet has ironic expiration

10:20 | Jun 4th, 2018

Episode 1197 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast features the sadly ironic story of a Vietnam Veteran's untimely death. The story was written about by Beth Quimby of the Portland Press Herald. Her story appeared in the Sun Journal of Lewiston, Maine ...Show More

1196 – Vietnam Vets are as good as any

0:00 | Jun 4th, 2018

Episode 1196 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a group of Vietnam Veterans knows as the Band of Brothers who meet for a breakfast meeting every Wednesday morning at the Firehouse Cafe in Hutchinson, Kansas. The story abou...Show More

1195 – Blue Water Navy may finally get Agent Orange support

20:15 | Jun 2nd, 2018

Episode 1195 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from The San Antonio Express-News titled: Congress considering benefits for Navy vets with Agent Orange exposure that was submitted by Bill Lambrecht, Staff Writer for the publicat...Show More

1194 – Just like a Timex, Jane Fonda keeps on ticking

12:52 | Jun 1st, 2018

Episode 1194 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a relook at the life and times of Jane Fonda, a person who arouses positive feelings among most all Vietnam Veterans. The vast majority of those feelings are positively negative. Who can f...Show More

1193 – Janna Hoehn looking for image of Alabama fallen hero

11:16 | Jun 1st, 2018

Episode 1193 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story found in the Cullman Times titled: Putting a face with a name: Search is on for photo of local soldier who died in Vietnam War. It was submitted by David Palmer. Janna Hoehn has b...Show More

1192 – Vietnam Vets in Congress are fading away

12:09 | May 30th, 2018

Episode 1192 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from the Bloomberg Government website titled: Vietnam War Vets in Congress Dwindle, Signaling `End of an Era’ that was submitted by Madi Alexander. As the title implies the age of ...Show More

1191 – Hmong Veterans honored at White House

12:45 | May 29th, 2018

Episode 1191 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the Hmong people of Laos, one of America's more loyal and effective allies in the Vietnam War. It appeared on The Business Wire website and was titled: Lao, Hmong Veterans of...Show More

1190 – Vietnam Vet words from the heart on Memorial Day

10:37 | May 28th, 2018

Episode 1190 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature comments made by Mack Payne, the podcaster, at a Memorial Day event in Lake Placid, Florida. The comments came from the heart and were intended to reinforce to the audience the importance ...Show More

1189 – Virginia students learning about Vietnam War

0:00 | May 27th, 2018

Episode 1189 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will cover the story out of Big Stone Gap, Virginia about a high school class learning about the Vietnam War and the fruits the class produced. The story appeared in The Bristol Herald Courier Titled: ...Show More

1188 – Vietnam Vet Len “Butch” Bertuli’s vital message

16:49 | May 26th, 2018

Episode 1188 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the story of what one Vietnam Veteran is doing to encourage other Vietnam Vets to tell their stories. It appeared in the News Tribune of LaSalle, Illinois titled: 'We have to tell our stor...Show More

1187 – Vietnam POW Charlie Plumb to speak at Solvang

12:02 | May 25th, 2018

Episode 1187 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast features Vietnam Veteran and ex-POW Charlie Plumb. He has been tapped to deliver a Memorial Day speech in Solvang Park, California. A story about Plumb and the event appeared in The Lompoc Record title...Show More

1186 – Cross country Ride for the Wall stop in Nitro, WV

0:00 | May 24th, 2018

Episode 1186 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a stopover of the Ride for the Wall expedition in Nitro, West Virginia. The story appeared in The Metro News, the voice of West Virginia titled: Motorcyclists stop in Nitro a...Show More

1185 – NASCAR to honor Vietnam Vet

0:00 | May 23rd, 2018

Episode 1185 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about what NASCAR and one of its teams are doing to remember the memory of all  fallen Vietnam Veterans and one in particular on Memorial Day at the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C...Show More

1184 – Vietnam Vet Bennie Adkins pens book about A Shau Valley fight

13:45 | May 22nd, 2018

Episode 1184 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a new book by Vietnam Veteran Bennie Adkins of Opelika, Alabama. A story about the book appeared in the Opelika-Auburn Now titled: A Tiger Among Us: that was submitted by Troy Turner, the ...Show More

1183 – Good news for Blue Water Navy vets

14:58 | May 14th, 2018

Episode 1183 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature some welcome news for members of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans. It has to do with the pending legislation in Congress with the purpose of providing coverage by the VA for that group...Show More

1182 – Vet Fest 2018 coming soon

21:44 | May 9th, 2018

Episode 1181 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an interview with Vietnam Veteran Jerry Wiese who founded The Veterans Festival Group. He will describe the feelings for his fellow veterans that inspired him to undertake the tremendous m...Show More

1181 – John Kerry never quits

14:15 | May 8th, 2018

Episode 1181 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story by Charles Hurt found in The Washington Times titled: Throw John Kerry in jail. It seems our Vietnam hero, John Kerry, just can't stop serving his country. Just as a reminder, Mr....Show More

1180 – Norway helps clean up Quang Tri duds

10:15 | Apr 18th, 2018

Episode 1180 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from the Vietnamese official news outlet. It is about something a Norwegian organization is doing to help the Vietnamese province Quang Tri rid its landscapes of the scourge caused...Show More

1179 – Vietnam Vet Rick Williamson went back

09:20 | Apr 17th, 2018

Episode 1179 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight the remarks of a Vietnam Veteran who made a return visit to the country he served in while it was at war. Rick Williamson of Abilene, Kansas served in the US Air Force and spent a year i...Show More

1178 – Vietnam Vet R. Lee Ermey, dies at 74

07:25 | Apr 16th, 2018

Episode 1178 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the life and passing of the notable Vietnam Vet R. Lee Ermey. There was a story about his death on KMOV, Channel 4 in St. Louis titled: R. Lee Ermey, ‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor, dies at 74 ...Show More

1177 – Big event honoring Vietnam Veterans happening in Cookeville, TN

14:41 | Apr 13th, 2018

Episode 1177 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a  big event going on in Cookeville, Tennessee. It comes from The Times Free Press of Chattanooga, Tennessee and is titled: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall replica makes stop ...Show More

1176 – A Vietnamese refugee story with legs

16:40 | Apr 12th, 2018

Episode 1176 of the Podcast Vietnam Veteran News will feature the story of a Vietnamese immigrant and the lessons it has for us all. The story in question comes from The Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Maryland titled: Vietnam-era immigrant continues t...Show More

1175 – Super spook Landsdale book reviewed

19:47 | Apr 11th, 2018

Episode 1175 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a book review by Mark Atwood Lawrence, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin and Director of Graduate Studies at the Clements Center for National Security....Show More

1174 – Janna Hoehn has exciting news about the Wall of Faces

30:53 | Apr 10th, 2018

Episode 1174 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an interview with Janna Hoehn, one of the premier producers of pictures for the Wall of Faces project. This is the eleventh appearance of Janna on this podcast. She has been working on the...Show More

1173 – One Vietnam Veteran is OK with Jane Fonda

09:21 | Apr 9th, 2018

Episode 1173 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a Vietnam Veteran who has different feelings about Jane Fonda than most harbor. Bruce Hoem served in Vietnam and had several run ins with the notorious film actress and fitne...Show More

1172 – US Marines replacing Vietnam Era sniper rifles

08:41 | Apr 7th, 2018

Episode 1172 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a look at the new soon to be adopted US Marine Corps sniper rifle. It will be the first replacement of the standard Marine Corps sniper rifle since the Vietnam War. The new special weapon ...Show More

1171 – Part 5 – Jeremy Black’s Vietnam War expose

12:28 | Apr 6th, 2018

Episode 1171 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature part five of the article titled: The Vietnam War: A Lesson in the Geopolitics of Southeast Asia by Professor Jeremy Black that appeared on the Foreign Policy Research Institute website. Je...Show More

1170 – Professor Jeremy Black and the Easter Offensive

13:14 | Apr 5th, 2018

Episode 1170 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature part four of Exeter University history professor and FPRI Templeton Fellow, Jeremy Black's dissertation on the Nguyen Hue campaign (or Easter Offensive). It began in March 1972 when the No...Show More

1169 – Professor Jeremy Black’s take on the Tet Offensive

13:01 | Apr 4th, 2018

Episode 1169 of The Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature part three of its series on Professor Jeremy Black's dissertation titled: The Vietnam War: A Lesson in the Geopolitics of Southeast Asia. Professor Black, in addition to being a professor ...Show More

1168 – America steps in deeper to The Vietnam War

12:33 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Episode 1168 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature part two of a look at how America became more heavily involved in the Vietnam War. It comes from an article found in The Foreign Policy Research Institute website titled: The Vietnam War: ...Show More

1167 – The Vietnam War in focus

12:30 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Episode 1167 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight part one of a study to the geopolitics of Southeast Asia and America's involvement. The study will come from an article in The Foreign Policy Research Institute titled: The Vietnam War: ...Show More

1166 – Some of the famous who served in Vietnam

13:13 | Mar 31st, 2018

Episode 1166 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight some of the notable individuals who served their country in the American Vietnam War and came home to accomplished noteworthy recognition in numerous categories. Much of the information ...Show More

1165 – Illinois honored its Vietnam Veterans at Camp Butler National Cemetery and UIS

09:50 | Mar 30th, 2018

Episode 1165 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature some of the things the State of Illinois has done to honor its Vietnam Veterans. There was a story in The State Journal-Register titled: Vietnam War veterans honored in Springfield which w...Show More

1164 – The Vietnam Vet Lee Tefertiller story

13:47 | Mar 29th, 2018

Episode 1164 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the story of Vietnam Vet Lee Tefertiller as a way to celebrate the first annual Vietnam Veterans Day. There was a story about Lee and his military and civilian service to his country in Th...Show More

1163 – March 29 – National Vietnam War Veterans Day

09:35 | Mar 28th, 2018

Episode 1163 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight a story about the genesis of the National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The story appeared in The Military Times on March 29, 2017 and was titled: President Trump signs law declaring Nationa...Show More

1162 – The Wall that Heals to make a stop in Huntsville

11:45 | Mar 27th, 2018

Episode 1162 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the Wall that Heals upcoming appearance in Huntsville, Alabama on November 1 thru 4 of 2018. The story about the event was in The News Courier titled: The Wall that Heals wil...Show More

1161 – Three whys of the American Vietnam War

21:08 | Mar 26th, 2018

Episode 1161 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an examination of three of the most popularly accepted reasons why the US became involved in the American Vietnam War. Christian G. Appy is a professor of history at the University of Mass...Show More

1160 – Auburn, Alabama High School planning tremendous Vietnam Veteran appreciation event

11:30 | Mar 24th, 2018

Episode 1160 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about one of the more elaborate Vietnam Veteran welcome home ceremonies being conducted across the country. There was an article about the event called “an Auburn High School gestu...Show More

1159 – Vietnam Aircrew monument dedication set

13:09 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Episode 1159 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight the soon to be dedicated Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crew Member monument in the Arlington National Cemetery. There was a story about the upcoming event in The Military Times website ti...Show More

1158 – Vietnam Huey saves Collier County hiker

10:48 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Episode 1158 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an incident that occurred in Collier County, Florida that shows the venerable Vietnam Era UH-1 Huey helicopter is still serving its country and saving lives. There was a story about this e...Show More

1157 – Hmong history featured in La Crosse

12:04 | Mar 21st, 2018

Episode 1157 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an education project being conducted by the Hmoob Cultural and Community Agency of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Known as the Community Days: The Hmong Education Project it is a program with a mis...Show More

1156 – Aussie rugby team and Vietnam Vet bonded

10:07 | Mar 20th, 2018

Episode 1156 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about an Australian Vietnam Veteran and the strong bond he has with his favorite Australian National Rugby League team the St George Illawarra Dragons. The story came from The Chro...Show More

1155 – Special Vietnam War Veterans Day on tap in New Jersey

09:51 | Mar 19th, 2018

Episode 1155 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight the efforts of Thy Cavagnaro, a wonderful lady of Vietnamese descent, who is working to honor Vietnamese Veterans. She lives in Barnegat Township, New Jersey with her husband, Jimmy Cava...Show More

1154 – Patrick H. Brady gave best speech ever about Vietnam War

0:00 | Mar 19th, 2018

Episode 1154 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that describes a presentation retired MG Patrick H. Brady made to the Atlanta Vietnam Veteran Business Association that has been declared by this podcast as best speech ever about ...Show More

1153 – Vietnam helicopter pilot, Jim Little turned bad

08:07 | Mar 17th, 2018

Episode 1153 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the sad story of a brave Vietnam Veteran who met with an untimely death in the Palo Pinto County Jail not far from Mineral Wells, Texas who he trained to be a helicopter pilot. There was a...Show More

1152 – Vietnam Vet escaped from a body bag

12:26 | Mar 15th, 2018

Episode 1152 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature one of the more amazing stories of miraculous survival by a Vietnam Veteran who was struck by lightning and ended up in a body bag. John Bennett's story of survival and irony was presented...Show More

1151 – Vietnam Vet Chuck Sankey remembered

07:53 | Mar 14th, 2018

Episode 1151 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the life of another tremendous representative of the Great Vietnam Veteran Generation Chuck Sankey. He recently passed away and was memorialized in a story that appeared in The Hutchinson ...Show More

1150 – Australia and Vietnam friendship building

13:02 | Mar 13th, 2018

Episode 1150 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight the story about the budding relationship between Australia and Vietnam. There was a piece in The Australian Financial Review website titled: Vietnam sees role for Australia in resolving ...Show More

1149 – The Tet Offensive and Vietnamese nationalism

14:21 | Mar 12th, 2018

Episode 1149 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an opinion piece found in The New York Times titled: Who Were the Real Nationalists in Vietnam? It was submitted by Stephen B. Young, the global executive director of the Caux Round Table....Show More

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1148- LT Calley’s attorney opines on the War

16:40 | Mar 10th, 2018

Episode 1148 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the opinions of one of the attorneys who defended LT William Calley who was tried for 22 premeditated murders that occurred during the My Lai massacre. That attorney J. Houston Gordon of C...Show More

1147- US carrier visit to Da Nang aftermath

07:34 | Mar 9th, 2018

Episode 1147 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a report on the aftermath of the historic visit by the US aircraft carrier, Carl Vinson, to Vietnam. A story in The Vietnam Express International titled: US aircraft carrier leaves Vietnam...Show More

1146- The Newseum in DC features The Marines and Tet Exhibition

11:53 | Mar 8th, 2018

Episode 1146 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast Vietnam Veteran and combat photographer John Olson's "The Marines and Tet" exhibition at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. will be featured. There was a story about the showing in The Pentagram website t...Show More

1145 – China comments about USS Carl Vinson visiting Da Nang

10:19 | Mar 7th, 2018

Episode 1145 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the Chinese reaction to the USS Carl Vinson visiting Vietnam at the Da Nang Harbor. The basis for the discussion will be An AP story appearing in the My Journal Courier of Jacksonville, Il...Show More

1144 – US aircraft carrier makes historic visit to Da Nang

08:24 | Mar 6th, 2018

Episode 1144 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from USA Today titled: U.S. 'supercarrier' USS Carl Vinson makes historic port call in Vietnam that was written by Thomas Maresca in a Special to USA TODAY. What makes this event h...Show More

1143 – Five Vietnam aircraft will be on display in Riverside, CA

12:25 | Mar 5th, 2018

Episode 1143 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about an exciting event to be held at the March Field Air Museum near Riverside California that should be of interest to most all Vietnam Veterans in the area. The happening was de...Show More

1142 – Former Vietnamese refugee to retire from US Air Force

12:34 | Mar 4th, 2018

Episode 1142 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the story about a Vietnam refugee who escaped from the Vietnamese commies with his family at the age of eight and went on to serve a thirty year career in the U.S. Air Force. There was a s...Show More

1141 – Cronkite shocks nation during Tet Offensive

10:26 | Feb 28th, 2018

Episode 1141 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the famous declaration made by Walter Cronkite 50 years ago that we could not win the war in Vietnam. A story in The US News & World Report titled: 50 Years Ago, Walter Cronkite Changed a ...Show More

1140 – Univ of Kentucky Vietnam War studies program

12:11 | Feb 27th, 2018

Episode 1140 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a bit of news out of the University of Kentucky related to the Vietnam War Era. There was a story in The University of Kentucky News title: UK Libraries Exhibit Explores Controversy Surrou...Show More

1139 – Marine Generals make case for Vietnam Vets greatness

07:24 | Feb 26th, 2018

Episode 1139 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that backs up the premise made by this podcast that the Vietnam Veteran Generation is as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from its country. The story appeared on Fox ...Show More

1138 – Another Vietnam MIA remains coming home

10:00 | Feb 24th, 2018

Episode 1138 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the story of another brave Vietnam Veteran whose remains have been found after fifty years. On January 18, 2018 the remains of US Air Force Col Edgar Felton Davis were located in the Savan...Show More

1137 – Australians ranked Vietnam War

15:05 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Episode 1137 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from down under about Australian's opinion toward the Vietnam war and its Vietnam Veterans. The story was written by Doug Dingwall, a reporter for the Canberra Times (doug.dingwall...Show More

1136 – Vietnam Vet Richard Udden offers sage advice

0:00 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Episode 1136 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight the life and contributions of Vietnam Veteran Richard Udden. He served in Vietnam as an Army infantryman. Recently he wrote a book about his experiences in the jungle titled: 21 Months, ...Show More

1135 – The real Forrest Gump honored in Indiana

10:36 | Feb 21st, 2018

Episode 1135 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature Vietnam Veteran Sammy Lee Davis, who was the inspiration for the movie character Forrest Gump. Recently Davis was honored at an event held at the Rose–Hulman Institute of Technology in Ter...Show More

1134 – The Hue Massacre Lesson

19:25 | Feb 20th, 2018

Episode 1134 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will delve into why it is important to study and remember the massacre that occurred in Hue during the Tet Offensive of 1968 in Vietnam. Olga Dror is an associate professor at Texas A&M University. She...Show More

1133 – Vietnam remembered in San Antonio

11:18 | Feb 19th, 2018

Episode 1133 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about an event held in San Antonio, Texas that honored Vietnam Veterans and remembered the Tet Offensive. Rye Druzin, a business writer for The San Antonio Express-News wrote the s...Show More

1132 – The truth about Vietnam’s take on the Tet Offensive

18:08 | Feb 15th, 2018

Episode 1132 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast with be a discussion of the Tet Offensive from the viewpoint of the North Vietnamese. Creating a basis of the examination is a story found in the Politico website titled: Why Vietnam Isn’t Talking Abou...Show More

1131 – Vietnam Vet Jeff Jasper hits 1000 victory milestone

12:17 | Feb 14th, 2018

Episode 1131 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about another one of those tremendous representatives of the Great Vietnam Veteran Generation. In this case it is Jeff Jasper, a teacher and basketball coach at Pascack Valley High...Show More

1130 – The Tet Offensive – What really happened

16:52 | Feb 13th, 2018

Episode 1103 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast deals with what really happened before, during and after the Tet Offensive of 1968. The writer Luke Hunt submitted a story to The Diplomat website titled: The Vietnam War’s Great Lie that covered his b...Show More

1129- Vietnam Vet Ronnie Monroe adds to Library of Congress Veterans History Project

11:42 | Feb 12th, 2018

Episode 1129 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight the story of Vietnam Vet Ronnie Monroe of Meauwataka, Michigan. In the fall of 1968 he was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Airborne Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division....Show More

1128- Vietnam Vet George Brown served with 4th Div. Regulars

11:51 | Feb 11th, 2018

Episode 1128 of the Vietnam Veteran News podcast will feature a story about Viet Nam Vet George Brown of Potts Grove, Pennsylvania. His story comes from The Standard-Journal of Milton, PA and is  of titled: A change of plans Purple Heart recipient wa...Show More

1127- Vietnam War photographer seeks closure

09:19 | Feb 9th, 2018

Episode 1127 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature Vietnam War photographer John Olson and his quest for closure with the veterans in his photographs. There was a story on Fox News by Marta Dhanis titled: Former war photographer revisits T...Show More

1126- Rolling Thunder traveled to Oklahoma

0:00 | Feb 7th, 2018

Episode 1126 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will be dedicated to the memory of Maureen Dunn of Randolph, Massachusetts. She lost her husband, Joseph P. Dunn in 1968 when he was declared an MIA. After that for the rest of her life she worked tire...Show More

1125- Master spook Ed Lansdale met Robert McNamara

15:39 | Feb 6th, 2018

Episode 1125 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a contrast of two viewpoints of how to approach the conduct of the American Vietnam War. The contrasting philosophies about the war were illustrated recently in a post on the Task And Purp...Show More

1124- Cousin memorializes Tet Offensive casualty with Vietnam trip

10:14 | Feb 5th, 2018

Episode 1124 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the story about the wonderful thing Ken Veron of Corydon, Indiana did to memorialize his cousin Murray Lee Veron who was killed in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. The story appeared in T...Show More

1123 – Claim – America was England’s Vietnam

13:07 | Feb 4th, 2018

Episode 1123 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story by Charles F. Bryan Jr. in which he points out ghostly comparisons between the American Revolution and the Vietnam War. His story appeared in The Richmond Times-Dispatch and was ti...Show More

1122 – Texas Tech Univ to hold Tet Offensive Conference

12:06 | Feb 3rd, 2018

Episode 1122 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a conference being held under the auspices of the Texas Tech Vietnam Center & Archive this spring. The title of the event will be the 1968 and the Tet Offensive Conference. The purpose of...Show More

1121 – Vietnam Veterans for Factual History

12:04 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Episode 1121 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature news about the Vietnam Veterans for Factual History website and the tremendous work it is doing to help set the record straight about the Vietnam War. The website was setup by a group of V...Show More

1120 – Quy “Charlie” Ton – another reason why we fought in Vietnam

16:22 | Feb 1st, 2018

Episode 1120 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will focus on two excellent representatives of the reasons why we were fighting in Vietnam. They are two Vietnamese "boat people" who came to this country legally and proved their worth. Both these ind...Show More

1119 – A US Marine’s first day of the Tet Offensive

17:32 | Jan 31st, 2018

Episode 1119 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a thrilling story about George Peter Angus, a Vietnam Veteran who served two tours in Vietnam as a US Marine. His story appeared in The New York Times and it was titled: “The Morning of Te...Show More

1118 – Friendly Vietnam invites US aircraft carrier for tea

0:00 | Jan 29th, 2018

Episode 1118 of the Vietnam Veteran News will feature a story about the first visit to Vietnam by a US aircraft carrier since the end of the American Vietnam War. A story titled: US to send first aircraft carrier to Vietnam since war from the Associa...Show More

1117 – Another Vietnam War first – it was televised

10:25 | Jan 27th, 2018

Episode 1117 of the Vietnam Veteran News will feature one of the factors that made the Vietnam War unique up to that time in our history. Vietnam was the first televised war in our history. Madie Ward wrote a piece for  the website National Archives ...Show More

1116 – A refreshed look at the results of the Vietnam War

14:39 | Jan 25th, 2018

Episode 1116 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an event that was recently held in Shreveport, Louisiana that provided a refreshed look at the outcome of the Vietnam War. The purpose of the event was to commemorate the  Vietnam War Oper...Show More

1115 – Sense of humor helped this Vietnam Vet make it through

08:53 | Jan 24th, 2018

Episode 1115 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight a story about a Vietnam Veteran, Thomas Cone, who got through his time in country with the help of a strong sense of humor. Skip Vaughn wrote the story titled: Alabama native walked poin...Show More

1114 – Smithsonian report on the Tet Offensive and F-100 jets

18:49 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Episode 1114 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the Tet Offensive of 1968 and the critical role played by the F-100D Super Sabre in that eruption of violence and killing. Alice L. George, Ph.D., an independent historian wi...Show More

1113 – Jim Mattis and the latest Vietnam update

12:56 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Episode 1113 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will focus on the activities of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis during his visit to Vietnam. Also covered will be  recent events occurring in the developing positive relationship between the former com...Show More

1112 – Khe Sanh Veterans remember

07:59 | Jan 21st, 2018

Episode 1112 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight what Khe Sanh veterans are doing to commemorate the 77 day battle that took place 50 years ago. There was a story about their plans in The Military.com website titled: Khe Sanh Veterans ...Show More

1111 – John Meyer Special Forces Vietnam Vet to speak in Sarasota

16:28 | Jan 21st, 2018

Episode 1111 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about John Meyer of Oceanside, California who will be the keynote speaker at the Fifth Annual Florida Fun Shoot to be held in Sarasota, Florida on February 15, 2018.  The event is ...Show More

1110 – An Aussie view of Khe Sanh and the Tet Offensive

11:08 | Jan 19th, 2018

Episode 1110 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the take of an Australian on the Siege of Khe Sanh, the Tet Offensive of 1968 and General William C. Westmoreland's role in the affairs. Troy Lennon of The Daily Telegraph Wrote a story fo...Show More

1109 – Vietnam Vet machine gunner shows the way

13:40 | Jan 18th, 2018

Episode 1109 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Vietnam Vet Billy Moore of Meridianville, Alabama that has an important message for all Americans. The story was submitted to The Redstone Rocket by Skip Vaughn the Rocket ed...Show More

1108 – US Marine Vietnam Vet OK’d for CMoH per Tet Offensive deeds

10:34 | Jan 17th, 2018

Episode 1108 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast hill highlight the story about US Marine John Canley being approved to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. Richard Sisk wrote the story that appeared on The Military.com website that was titled: ...Show More

1107 – Vietnam – the mother of all stimulus packages

19:01 | Jan 16th, 2018

Episode 1107 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight the tremendous logistics program created by the US to support the Vietnam War. Mel Schenck is an American architect who served with the US Navy in Saigon in 1971-72. He has lived and wor...Show More

1106 – Refugee Ich Nguyen gave immigration a good name

16:47 | Jan 15th, 2018

Episode 1106 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast highlights the story of Ich Nguyen, an anti-communist fighter during the Vietnam War and a refugee who made his way to America and left a tremendous impression following his untimely recent passing. A ...Show More

1105 – Phoenixville honors a Vietnam Vet’s memory

05:01 | Jan 13th, 2018

Episode 1105 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a wonderful thing being done in Phoenixville, PA to honor a fallen Vietnam Veteran from their community. Writer Justin Heinze of the Patch staff wrote the story about the act...Show More

1104 – Machiavelli and the Vietnam War

10:02 | Jan 12th, 2018

Episode 1104 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about how something Niccolo Machiavelli wrote back in 1517 is still applicable to current events to this very day - even to the Vietnam War. Peter Lucas recently wrote a piece for ...Show More

1103 – National Vietnam War Museum starts new project

16:59 | Jan 11th, 2018

Episode 1103 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight the latest project being undertaken by the National Vietnam War Museum. The Museum is beginning the task of restoring a donated captain's gig. It is a vessel that was utilized during the...Show More

1102 – Vietnam Vet Tommy Kimbel stays in touch with fellow vets

11:43 | Jan 10th, 2018

Episode 1102 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature Tommy Kimbel, a Vietnam Veteran who served as a member of the US Navy in Vietnam. He lives in Jackson, Missouri today and Skip Vaughn the Redstone Rocket editor recently submitted a story ...Show More

1101 – Edward Lansdale and the Vietnam saga

19:08 | Jan 9th, 2018

Episode 1101 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature one of the most remarkable players to come out of the never ending Vietnam saga. The vehicle for this examination of Edward G. Lansdale's role in the saga will be a story in The New York T...Show More

1100 – Vietnam Vet Tom Edmunds shows how it is done

08:17 | Jan 8th, 2018

Episode 1100 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight Tom Edmunds of Bradenton, Florida who is another outstanding representative of the Vietnam Veteran Generation. It is the opinion of this podcast that the Great Vietnam Veteran Generation...Show More

1099 – Khe Sanh – 77 days of hell for the Marines

11:17 | Jan 7th, 2018

Episode 1099 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story from the Watertown Daily Times titled: Massena man recalls 1968 battle of Khe Sanh submitted by Bob Beckstead. The Beckstead story recounts the story of US Marine James Baker who w...Show More

1098 – Breaking news about the Wall of Faces

16:31 | Jan 6th, 2018

Episode 1098 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature late breaking news in the crusade set forth by the VVMF to find a picture of every individual whose name is on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Super photo finder, Janna Hoehn...Show More

1097 – Great message for Vietnam Vets from Grand Forks

07:08 | Jan 5th, 2018

Episode 1097 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a letter to the editor of the Grand Forks Herald that delivers a wonderful message to all Vietnam Veterans. The letter was titled: Letter: Sympathize with efforts of Vietnam veterans and w...Show More

1096 – Two Princeton men discuss Vietnam experiences – one served one ran

0:00 | Jan 4th, 2018

Episode 1096 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will take a look at another result of the showing of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's epic documentary The Vietnam War. An incident took place in Princeton, New Jersey after the showing of the first episode...Show More

1095 – Marie Linn – a true friend of Vietnam Vets

08:45 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Episode 1095 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a very special lady up in Cadillac, Michigan who is doing wonderful things to honor Vietnam Veterans. That lady is Marie Linn and she was recently highlighted for the work she is doing for...Show More

1094 – Fighting Vietnam War lies by Chris Kennedy

10:00 | Jan 2nd, 2018

In episode 1094 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast selected lies about the Vietnam War will be challenged. In addition to extolling the service of Vietnam Veterans, one of the main missions of this podcast is to set the record straight about the War...Show More

1093 – Vietnam Vet Peter T. Thomas led the way

10:05 | Jan 1st, 2018

In this episode 1093 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast the story of Vietnam Vet Peter T. Thomas will be highlighted. He is another one of those outstanding representatives of the Great Vietnam Veteran Generation, one as great as any that ever heede...Show More

1092 – 2 Marine Vietnam Vets honor fifty year pledge

06:11 | Jan 1st, 2018

Episode 1092 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story that typifies reasons why Marines are so proud of their branch of service. The touching story appeared in The Greenville, South Carolina News and was titled: Retired Marine keeps p...Show More

1091 – 4th Division aviator tells his Vietnam story

12:11 | Dec 30th, 2017

Episode 1091 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature Vietnam Veteran Cary Rhodomoyer. There was a story about him and his time in Vietnam and his challenges with PTSD in The Standard-Journal of Milton, Pennsylvania titled: Combat from a Huey...Show More

1090 – US air-power to the rescue in 1972

12:17 | Dec 23rd, 2017

Episode 1090 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will be a tribute to American air power. The example of its greatness to be used here will be a recap of the Easter Offensive that occurred in Vietnam during the spring of 1972. A story in The National...Show More

1089 – Key information about Tom Hanks’ latest movie The Post

08:38 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Episode 1089 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the opinions of an insider relating to the Pentagon Papers and the upcoming movie The Post now playing in select theaters and everywhere else beginning on January 12, 2018. The insider is ...Show More

1088 – Freedom of Speech – a rare commodity in Vietnam

09:08 | Dec 21st, 2017

In episode 1088 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast the age old question asked by legendary singer Country Joe McDonald of the group Country Joe and the Fish in their hit song I Think I'm Fixin to Die. The question asked in the song was "what are we ...Show More

1087 – Wolf Hound Vietnam Vet finally receives Silver Star

12:13 | Dec 20th, 2017

Episode 1087 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will the feature the story of another outstanding Vietnam Veteran who has belatedly received recognition for bravery while serving in that War. That veteran is Paul Harvey of Jamestown, Rhode Island. T...Show More

1085 – Two Vietnam Vets pen super new book

13:45 | Dec 18th, 2017

Episode 1085 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will assist in the announcement of a new book written by two Vietnam Veterans. Dick Pirozzolo and fellow Vietnam vet Michael Morris recently published their new book ‘Escape from Saigon’ which is a fic...Show More

1084 – New book out about South Dakota Vietnam Vets

06:54 | Dec 16th, 2017

Recommended Reading: Buy Now Episode 1084 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a new book titled: "Vietnam Vets: Still Coming Home" about Vietnam Veterans from the great state of South Dakota. A story about the book appeared in The ...Show More

1083 – Son of CIA operative tells Laos story

15:08 | Dec 15th, 2017

Episode 1083 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will provide a fascinating look at what the son of a CIA operative found about his late father's work in "one of the largest clandestine missions in US history" the secret war in Laos during the Vietna...Show More

1082 – Another reason why we fought in Vietnam

12:19 | Dec 14th, 2017

Episode 1082 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will take a look at another reason to understand and answer the question - what were we fighting for in Vietnam. Country Joe McDonald of the singing group Country Joe and the Fish asked the question in...Show More

1081 – Cambodia – a thorn in the Vietnam War side

15:29 | Dec 13th, 2017

Episode 1081 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will look at one of the more substantial impediments to the US prevailing in the Vietnam War. One of the most frustrating aspects of the Vietnam War on the part of most of those who participated in the...Show More

1080 – Deserter Charles Jenkins illustrated what we were fighting for in Vietnam

11:47 | Dec 12th, 2017

In episode 1080 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast an answer to the question raised by the singer Country Joe McDonald half a century ago will be spotlighted. In his song "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die"(a black comedy novelty song about the Vietnam ...Show More

1079 – Freedom Hunt for vets staged in Waverly

12:01 | Dec 11th, 2017

Episode 1079 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about a wonderful thing the good people in the Petersburg, Virginia area are doing to honor our veterans. The event was covered in a story found in The Progress - Index of Hopewell...Show More

1078 – New Zealand Vietnam Vet beats system

09:38 | Dec 9th, 2017

Episode 1078 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will take a look at how sometimes Vietnam Veterans are not treated properly regardless of their country of origin. There was a story in the National news on the Stuff website of Wellington, New Zealand...Show More

1077 – Aussie Karl Quinn’s take on The Vietnam War documentary

12:48 | Dec 8th, 2017

In episode 1077 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast the perspective of an Australian journalist, Karl Quinn, toward the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick epic documentary The Vietnam War will be featured. It is important for Americans to value the viewpoint ...Show More

1076 – Atlanta History Center Vietnam War Exhibit

07:27 | Dec 7th, 2017

Episode 1075 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will highlight the Atlanta History Center and their “More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War” exhibit. There was a story about it on The Atlanta Planit website titled: Atlanta History Center’s Vietnam W...Show More

1075 – Filipino love child finds Vietnam Vet dad fifty years later

10:56 | Dec 6th, 2017

Episode 1075 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a special love story. It is about a Vietnam Veteran, Gary Barnes, who recently met his daughter he never knew existed. The event was describe in a story from the Union newspaper which serv...Show More

1073 – We now bomb Hanoi with hamburgers

0:00 | Dec 4th, 2017

Episode 1073 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the first McDonald's restaurant opening in communist Hanoi. The story comes from The Japan News and is titled: Hanoi gets its 1st McDonald’s. It came from Yomiuri Shimbun, a ...Show More

1072 – Vietnam Vet Dr. Brian S. Joseph has a story

13:14 | Dec 3rd, 2017

Episode 1072 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature another outstanding representative of the Great Vietnam Veteran Generation. He is Dr. Brian S. Joseph of Amherst, New York which is not far from Buffalo. His story was told in an article i...Show More

1069 – Vietnam Vet Dick Durrance – Treat every day like Veterans Day

11:37 | Dec 1st, 2017

Episode 1069 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature the story of Dick Durrance Jr., a brave Vietnam Veteran who was a combat photographer in country. After the war he authored and edited a book titled: Where War Lives - A Photographic Journ...Show More

1068 – New Iberia, Louisiana honors Vietnam Vets with a USO show

15:32 | Nov 29th, 2017

Episode 1068 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a special event occurring in New Iberia, Louisiana where Vietnam Veterans are being honored in a special way. The event was described in a story found in The Daily Iberian titled: USO SHOW...Show More

1067 – Another lingering challenge for Vietnam Vets

10:18 | Nov 26th, 2017

Episode 1067 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature another peril Vietnam Veterans face as a result of serving an ungrateful nation in that demanding War in Southeast Asia. On top of all the other dark shadow legacies of that overseas conti...Show More