One of the primary missions of this podcast is to build up and enhance the reputation and standing of the Vietnam Veteran Generation. Recently an event took place at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas that did just that. It was described in a story in The Eagle Newspaper website theeagle.com titled: Vietnam documentary screening strikes chord with veterans submitted by Rebecca Fiedler email@example.com.
Fiedler tells about a documentary viewing in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center that was attended by veterans from all over the State of Texas. The award-winning film titled We Can’t Forget Vietnam was shown. It was created by KWTX of Waco. The interviews in the film presented a gripping viewpoint of what it was like for the American soldiers who fought on those front lines, and how they, their families and companions were affected. Many in the audience were left teary eyed after hearing the dramatic testimonies of the veterans.
A panel discussion followed the showing of the documentary film. Sitting on the panel was Ret. Lt. Gen. Randolph “Randy” W. House, Vietnam combat journalist Joe Galloway and Ret. Lt. Gen Paul Funk. Galloway served as moderator for the panel discussion. He is the author of the New York Times best seller We Were Soldiers Once … and Young: Ia Drang – the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam that was made into a movie starring Mel Gibson who played the role of then LTC Hal Moore, the 1st Cav Division battalion commander who led the American forces in the battle.
The documentary produced KWTX offers a superb view of the war and veterans who fought in it. KWTX producers Don Smith and Jim Peeler deserve great credit in putting together the outstanding work of many at the station.
Every Vietnam Veteran and American should see this outstanding program. It is available for instant viewing at this link: https://vimeo.com/145907780