Revisiting Vietnam
  Vietnam Scrapbook

ON THE 25th ANNIVERSARY of the US withdrawal from Vietnam, American RadioWorks invited the public to describe how the war continued to affect their lives and memories. Vets and their loved ones, Vietnamese immigrants, antiwar protesters, and many others responded. Here are their stories, testaments to the enduring impact of events that remain strong in the hearts and minds of many.
Scrapbook Index (below)



We should have been un-trained when discharged. Instead, for me, the un-training began last year. I was 50 years old.
Richard E. Hautala, Vietnam veteran, Saratoga, NY, USA

Thirty years later I am much stronger and surer and my righteous rage about that war only grows.
Jim Barns, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

My sister and I were conceived, born, and left behind when our father's tour of duty ended.
Hoai My Winder, Las Vegas,Nevada, USA

Now when faced with life's traumas I draw upon my war experiences and get things into perspective.
William Washburn, Vietnam veteran, Mission Viejo, Calif., USA

My parents named me after my dad's best friend.
Mark Barsocchini, Westminster, CO, USA

Most-recent submissions are listed first
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Denotes Audio Files

Received May 10 - 12, 2000

Minh-Kiet Callies, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
John Wear, Vietnam veteran, New Hope, PA, USA
Ray Erwin , Stillwater, Minnesota, USA
Evelyn Pedrys, Ranier, Minnesota, USA
Tong Thao, Saint Paul, MN, USA
Thomas Rosch, Vietnam veteran, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hennepin
Peter Chung, Cambridge, MA, USA
Rob bin Roger Beever, Vietnam veteran, alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
m. anderson, Vietnam veteran, Mpls, MN, USA
Greggory Wood, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Received May 6 - 9, 2000

Kirsten Rybczynski, Northampton, MA, USA
Bob Morris, Vietnam veteran, Teton Village, Wyoming 83025 - 0261, USA
Tommy Dial, Vietnam veteran, West Valley City, Utah, USA
Marc Anderson, Vietnam veteran, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Margaret Thibert, fort worth, texas, usa
Ray Simney, mpls, mn, usa
Jacob Jarrard, Salt Lake CIty, UT, 84102
Neal Jensen, Vietnam veteran, redmond, ut, usa

Received May 4 and 5, 2000

Lee Bennett, Monticello, UT, USA
Nhan, Tran, Berkeley, CA, USA
Jose A. Hernandez, Vietnam veteran, Chino Hills, California, USA
William E. Haynes, Vietnam veteran, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, USA
Elizabeth Ellis, Minnepolis, MN, USA
MaySoua Thao, Champlin, Minnesota, USA
Luke Martin, Allentown , PA, USA

Received May 2 and 3, 2000

John LaBreche, Fridley, Mn, USA
Judy Baldwin, St. Paul, MN, USA
Alan Ryan, Vietnam veteran, Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA
Ken Taylor, Vietnam veteran, Bathurst, NSW, Australia
Fout Leroy M., Vietnam veteran, Circleville, Ohio, USA
Donnah Connelly, Richfield, Minnesota, USA
Lee Gilchrist, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Ngu, Hong, Malibu, California, USA
Roch Thornton, Vietnam veteran, Overland Park, Kansas, USA
richard l. jenkins sr, Vietnam veteran, newport, minnesota, USA

Received May 1, 2000

Judson Malcom, Vietnam veteran
Trang Vo, Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA
Kevin, Pack, Salem, OR, US
Mary-Alice Shaw, Pocatello, ID, USA
Dam-Uyen Tran, BLAINE, Minnesota, USA
Phyllis Buckwalter, Eagan, minnesota, USA
Thomas Blanton, Granite Falls, NC, USA
Diane Wood, Alpine, Texas, USA
Dorothy Perkins, Hugo, MN, USA
Doug Rawlings, Vietnam veteran, Chesterville, Maine, USA
David Kearsley, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.
Thuy, Boston, MA, US

Received April 30, 2000

Christina Ward, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Victoria Trotter, Burnsville, MN, USA
Wayne Sandbulte, Vietnam veteran, Willmar, MN, Kandiyohi
Michael Arrington, Vietnam veteran, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
James D. Watson, Hughesville, MD, USA
Vincent Tirolo, Vietnam veteran, Brooklyn, New York, US
Lynn Lindsay, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Gordon Robertson, Vietnam veteran, Midlothian, VA, USA
Roger Benjamin, Reston, VA, USA

Received April 29, 2000

Ray Simney, Minneapolis, MN, USA
John Merkouris, Vietnam veteran, Nome, Alaska, USA
Evelyn Peters, Manassas, VA, USA
John Lemon, Midway, Utah, USA
Brent R. Babcock, Vietnam veteran, Pahrump, Nevada, USA
Inella Jack, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Brent Green, Denver, CO, USA
Nol Meyer, Studio City , California, USA
Van Nguyen, Albany, CA, USA

Received April 28, 2000

Don Baker, Vietnam veteran, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Steve Semus, Millville, N.J., U.S.A.
Roland King, Towson, MD, USA
illiam Washburn, Vietnam veteran, Mission Viejo, Calif., USA
Benji Hyland, San Antonio, TX, USA
Robert Gjertson, Vietnam veteran, North Branch, MN, USA
Richard Schmidt, Orono, MN, USA
Brian Gunney, Livermore, CA, USA
Ben Boardman, St. Paul, MN, USA
Tuan Le, cornelius, CA, USA
Howard Hickman, Vietnam veteran, Berkeley, CA, USA

Received April 27, 2000

K.Lee Bounkhong, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A
Hemphill,Ellen, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Claudia Krich, Vietnam veteran, Davis, CA, USA
Giao-Chau Ly, La Jolla, California, USA
Nicole Schmidt, CHASKA, MN, USA
Ron Germundson, Vietnam veteran, St. Paul, MN, USA
Patrick Draper, Rochester, MN, Olmsted
David Cowen, Houston, Tx, USA
Kate Johnston, St. Paul, MN, USA
Jennifer Woebke, St. Paul, MN, USA
Paul Alper, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Dat Ly Nguyen, Raleigh, NC, USA
Angie Mullins, Oxford, Ohio, USA
james parent, Vietnam veteran, st.paul, minnesota, us
Thomas, Rene, Vietnam veteran, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Si, Tran, Berkeley, CA, USA

Received April 26, 2000

Cynthe Ann Winebrenner, Vietnam-era veteran, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Terry Scheid, Fort Atkinson, WI., USA
norm hill, Vietnam veteran, plano, tx, usa
Larry Clark, Vietnam-era veteran, Van Alstyne, TX, USA
John A. Murphy III, Vietnam veteran, Frisco, TX, USA
Dave Law, Vietnam veteran, Northville, MI, USA
Gary Volz, Portland, OR, USA
Jennifer B Do, Woodbury , Mn, USA
Nicoline Smits, Ellicott city, MD, USA
Kirby Wilson, Vietnam veteran, Depoe Bay, Or, U.S.
Gordon Whitman, Vietnam veteran, Pinehurst, NC, US
Lou Wheeland, Aurora, Colorado, USA
Frank Pack, Vietnam veteran, Salem, Oregon, USA
michael, c. erard, Vietnam veteran, belchertown, Ma, usa
Bonnie Perry, Washington, D.C., D.C., USA
Richard P. Hyland, Vietnam veteran, Houston, TX, USA
Tim Connelly, Vietnam veteran, Richfield, Mn, USA
Karl Whatdoesitmatter, Vietnam veteran, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lewis Downey, Vietnam veteran, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Scott Stratton, Pflugerville, TX, USA
Marc, Racine, Wi, US
Jim Barns, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Dave Fetters, Vietnam veteran, Holland, Michigan, USA
Parsons, Michael, Hatfield, MA, Hampshire

Received April 25, 2000

Richard "Red" Hill, Vietnam veteran, Waldo, FL, USA
Lee Pao Xiong, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Elizabeth Warden, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Sally Packard, Denton, TX, USA
Anhco Phi, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Leslie Smith, Washington, DC, USA
Arthur Toegemann, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Marcie S. Gitlin, New York, New York, USA
Tim Lickness, Vietnam veteran, San Diego, CA, USA
Thomas Guidry, Bloomfield, NJ, USA

Received April 24, 2000

Sami Sunchild, San Francisco, CA, USA
David L Johnson, Vietnam veteran, Forman, North Dakota, USA
Margaret Weeks, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Van-Linh T. Nguyen, Syracuse, New York, usa
Jerry Lyons, Vietnam veteran, Hammond , Louisiana, USA
Chris Orndorff, Falls Church, Virginia, US & Vietnam
Judith McDowell, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA
Peter Nguyen, Houston, Texas, US
Paul Kemp, Oakridge, Oregon, USA
Julius Rosenwald, Bennington, Vermont, USA
Richard E. Hautala, Vietnam veteran, Ballston Spa, NY, Saratoga
MinhHong, Do, Sacramento, California, USA
Robert Baker, Vietnam veteran, Destrehan, LOUISIANA, US
Patricia Hill-Vandermolen, Vietnam veteran, New Market, MD, USA
Gerald Dolloff, Vietnam veteran, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Received April 23, 2000

J. Michael Orange, Vietnam veteran, St. Paul, MN, USA
Chris Smith, Lewisville , TX, USA
David Bonello, Vietnam veteran, Stanchfield, MN, USA
Pat Thomas, Silver Spring, MD, USA
Art Hilgart, Kalamazoo, Michigan, US
Robert Leach, Vietnam veteran, Latham, NY, USA
Michael McGregor, Vietnam veteran, Belmont, MI, USA
Keith Brinton, Davis, CA, USA
Patrick Keily, Vietnam veteran, Hawthorne,, WI, USA
Jimmy Thomas, Vietnam veteran, Waldo, Florida, FL, USA
Bill Jevne, Vietnam veteran, Sequim, WA , USA
Kenneth Binam, Vietnam veteran, Fruita, CO, USA
Vaughn McIlrathq, Vietnam veteran, Monterey, CA, USA

Received April 22, 2000

Tom Armstrong, Moscow, Idaho, U.S.A.
Shannon, Floyd, Portland, OR, USA
Bill Johnson, Guilford, CT, USA
Fred Mager, Vietnam veteran, Redford,MI, US
James Hummel, Vietnam veteran, Lebanon,Penna., USA
Steve Caple, Vietnam veteran, Sacramento,CA, USA
Gregory Fearon, Vietnam veteran, Santa Rosa,California, USA
Michael Shearin, Vietnam veteran, Columbia,Missouri, US
Trung Tieu, Milwaukee,WI, USA
Karen Easterling, Brenham,TX, USA
jerry wager, columbus,ohio, usa
Ed White, Vietnam veteran, Edgewater,MD, USA
Darrell Arview, Fairfield,Illinois, usa
William C. Daniels, Jr., Vietnam veteran, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hennepin

Received April 21, 2000

John Thomson, Vietnam veteran, Oakland,CA, USA
Mark Barsocchini, Westminster,CO, USA
Bob Steinhelfer, Vietnam veteran, Toledo,Ohio, USA
Ann Danis, Vietnam-era veteran, Kingston,WA, USA
Kenneth Sarles, Aurora,Colorado, USA
Brian Russell, Vietnam veteran, Pasadena,California, USA
Tom Salamone, Vietnam veteran, Scottsdale,AZ, USA
Stephen Klubock, Vietnam veteran, Moorpark,CA, USA
Christopher Turner, Vietnam veteran, Banner Elk,N.C., U.S.A
Mike Brehm, Vietnam veteran, morgantown,wv, usa
Rebecca Arrillaga, Duluth,Georgia, USA
Hoai My Winder, Las Vegas,Nevada, USA
Joseph Cowan, Vietnam veteran, Palo Alto,CA, Santa Clara
Pauline Laurent, Santa Rosa, California, US
Barbara Melton, Corvallis, OR, USA
James L. Erviti, Vietnam-era veteran, Warwick, MA, USA
David Funk, Eugene, Oregon, USA
Neil Serafin, Vietnam veteran, Bailey, Colorado, USA
David Schave, Vietnam veteran, Hudson, WI, USA
F. Aylsworth, Moscow, ID, USA
Gordon Michael Browning, Seattle, Washington, USA
Donald i. Jensen, Askov, MN, USA
B. NGUYEN, Fairfax, VA, USA

Received April 20, 2000 and earlier

Bill Powers, Vietnam veteran, Junction City, KS, USA
Bob McDonnell, Vietnam veteran, San Diego, CA, USA
ROY ZUNIGA, Vietnam veteran, FT.WORTH, TX, U.S.
Louis Dehner, Vietnam veteran, University City, MO, USA

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