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It is the contention of this podcaster that the Vietnam Veteran Generation is as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from its country. Despite an unfriendly reception from their country when they returned home, they rose about all the bad things that were said about them. They were not all drug crazed maniacs who lived under bridges because they could not cope with society.
Vietnam Veteran John Shoemaker confirms contention.
Episode 1765 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a presentation by Vietnam Veteran, John Shoemaker. He was the 3rd platoon leader for B Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. He served in Vietnam during 1970 and 71. He has written numerous columns about his time in the War that appeared in the Metro West Daily News of Framingham, Massachusetts and other publications including the Wall Street Journal.
In this episode John will tell us about the Battle at the Cornfield. It happened a few miles from the base at Kham Duc. As the leader of the 3rd Platoon of B Company, he was ordered to lead his platoon on a recon in force mission to check out a mysterious corn field that was discovered in the triple layer canopy bad lands of western Quang Ngãi Province.
John describes the battle at the cornfield that produced a rush for him that was beyond belief. He will describe the action that earned one of his squad leaders a Silver Star.
As you listen to his description of the battle you will begin to discover something that made it unique to most of the combat actions that took place in the Vietnam War.
John tells his story in a manner that will produce rushing Adrenalin to the listener. Buckle your seat belt and hang on.
Listen to episode 1765 and discover more about John Shoemaker graphic description of the Battle of the Cornfield.