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John Schweich

. . John Schweich of Beaver, Pennsylvania served in Vietnam as an army intelligence officer. He later served with the CIA as a civilian and retired from the Army Reserves as a lieutenant colonel. One of the most profound problems we faced in Vietnam, John recalls, is that military and political

Gary Schisler

. . Gary Schisler of Moon Township, Pennsylvania served in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1999.  Lt. Col. Schisler flew C-130 air transports throughout his career while on active duty and as a reserve pilot from 1982-1999.   Growing up in a military family (Gary’s dad was a

Bob Rupert

. . Bob Rupert of Clinton, Pennsylvania was working as an aircraft mechanic for a major airline when he was called up during the Vietnam War.  It was a good job.  He was a well trained technician.  But the army needed infantrymen in 1968. Not long after landing in Vietnam and

Jonathan Robison

. . During the Vietnam War in the mid 1960s, Jonathan B. Robison was a self-described conscientious objector and peace activist. But he joined the Army National Guard anyway, serving in the Reserves for over six years but never on active duty. Despite serving honorably and at the ready should the

Chad Rittle

. . Chad Rittle served as an officer in the US Navy during Vietnam. Listen to his story here (timestamp 00:56:53)

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