VIETNAM STORIES

On a cold mid-December evening in 1969, I lay on my bed in the attic of my grandfather, a place my family had moved after my Dad’s first and only...

I have been moved by the heartfelt personal stories of the Vietnam War shared by many readers of the Monitor over the past few months. I found the...

In 1966, I was a young Army nurse stationed in Seoul, South Korea. During a mock disaster drill at the hospital, I was handed a message from the...

About halfway through Episode 3 of Ken Burns’s epic documentary on the Vietnam War, there is a 2½-minute segment on the Marine amphibious landing...

In the summer of 1965, stationed at Fort Sill, Okla., I volunteered for an artillery battalion being formed to join the 1st Air Cavalry Division in...

I was drafted into military service in the fall of 1967. I entered the Army a week before the Tet Offensive, in late January 1968. During my first...

I note that most of the letters in your Vietnam series are from people who never went to ’Nam or were rear echelon soldiers. For every 13 military...

The segment of the Ken Burns-Lynn Novick documentary on the Vietnam War broadcast on Sept. 26 included accounts of the massacre of students by Ohio...

For many years, David McReynolds was the field secretary of the War Resisters League, based in New York City.I was fortunate to hear him speak in...

I arrived in Saigon one week before my 13th birthday, in November 1956. My father, a medical doctor and public health worker, had chosen to take...

I was raised a Quaker. My parents founded a Quaker school in Rindge and later served in Washington, D.C., as lobbyists for the Friends Committee on...

Where have all the hippies gone? I was totally against any war but found myself in jail for possession of drug paraphernalia. My older brother was...

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