In this episode we are going to look at some of the unsung heroes of the Vietnam War and that is the entertainers. I am not talking about the big time stars like Bob Hope or Phyllis Diller but rather the hundreds of unknown bands from such places as The Philippines, Australia and even the USA that roved around Vietnam to entertain the troops and provide a short diversion from the war.
I will tell the story of a group from Sydney, Australia called The Vamps. It was an all girl band led by a remarkable woman named Margaret Britt. She formed the band and ran it with a firm hand on its travels through the country.
All Vietnam Veterans should salute The Vamps and all the other entertainers who risked life and limb to bring us all a little much needed entertainment from home.