How the Vietnam War Changed Popular Music

Nothing sparks a trip down memory lane quite like music. This week on The Scuttlebutt we are joined by Vietnam veteran, Donn Nemchick (Navy), Post 9/11 veteran, Ryan Ahl (Army), and special guest, music historian and self-proclaimed "music dork", Kevin Koch to discuss the unforgettable music of the Vietnam era. Including Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimmy

ARVN Vet Chieu Le Recalls the Fall of Saigon

Last week, we were honored to have ARVN veteran Chieu Le come and tell his story of where he was during the Fall of Saigon. Chieu was a 25-year-old helicopter pilot in 1975, and he wasn’t expecting to have to flee Vietnam—he was expecting to fight. Listen to his story. Archival footage in this video:

The 45th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon

On April 30th, 1975, Saigon fell, and the longest war of the twentieth century came to an end. Listen as Todd recounts what the Fall of Saigon meant to North and South Vietnam and as Vietnam Air Force vet Ben Wright recalls his service in airlifting refugees in April of 1975.

Jim Phelps – USAF Pararescue

“It was like being at the top of a building when you feel an elevator drop. I knew this was not going to be good.” On February 5, 1969, men aboard Jim’s HC130 rescue plane responded to an overturned Japanese freighter with 23 stranded crewmen. Storms rumbled over the South China Sea, creating high swells

Rose Gantner – Donut Dolly

At our last breakfast of 2018, Rose Gantner shared her story of serving in Vietnam. She was what the GIs called a “Donut Dolly,” because the Red Cross had a reputation for handing out donuts and coffee to GIs. But Rose never handled donuts. Rose was one of only four front-line Donut Dollies who served

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