Memories of Vietnam

The Boomers are collecting short stories from our Athens Area Vietnam Veterans about their wartime memories. We want to learn about the experiences of our Vets and how the War impacted their lives after they returned. Visit our video archive often as we gather more stories.

Please CONTACT US on our website or call 706-613-3650 ext 343 if you have a story to share.

Vietnam Memories

Interview with Alan Moon

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Interview with Richard Holloman

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Interview with Jim Wood

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Jim Wood joined the Marines at age 17, and at the end of his "hitch" he served in Vietnam with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion. Interview tells the story of his first day on patrol and how he blamed himself for his patrol leader's debilitating severe burns until a Facebook Reunion when he learned that his patrol leader gave Jim credit for saving his life. Click on the Image of the Youtube  full screen button button to view the video in full screen mode.

   

Interview with Ric Wetherbee

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Ric Wetherbee served a year literately in the trenches in 1967. "It was like a year long camping trip," but grueling. Off camera he described how during the Monsoon season he tied his head to a tree to keep it elevated when sleeping so he would not drown. Having left the country to first serve in Germany in 1965, he was shocked to return in 1968 to people calling him "baby killer." He had no idea about how public sentiment had soured. The interview ends with an interesting Christmas Day memory. Click on the Image of the Youtube  full screen button button to view the video in full screen mode.

   

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