Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories: Our Veterans Remember

Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories: Our Veterans Remember
Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories: Our Veterans Remember
Paperback: $24.95
400 pgs., 175 photographs, 7 original maps, dozens of historic letters and documents
ISBN: 9780870204487

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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By Sarah Larsen & Jennifer Miller

This book shares 40 first-hand accounts of Wisconsin veterans’ experiences in the Vietnam War. It is the companion book to the Wisconsin Public Television documentary and expands on stories told in the film with raw and compelling oral histories featuring a diverse collection of voices.

Told in a roughly chronological order, each chapter begins with a detailed historical introduction. The chapters focus on U.S. involvement prior to the war – naval exploration of Vietnam’s waterways; Army and Marine ground combat with the Vietcong; the Tet Offensive; battles at Hamburger Hill, Khe Sanh, and Hue; medical units evacuating the wounded; firefights on besieged firebases; the POW experience; and life after Vietnam.

Chronicling their physical and spiritual endurance through the horrors of war and its aftermath, this collection gives the veterans the voice they did not have when they returned home amidst antiwar protests. Several veterans have been members of support groups started through the Veterans Administration and other veterans groups in recent years, counseling one another through the experiences of PTSD, survivor’s guilt, and the ongoing effects of war wounds and exposure to Agent Orange.

Sarah A. Larsen spent countless hours as a production assistant for the documentary produced in partnership with this project, screening and interviewing the men and women whose stories appear in these pages. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Larsen also worked on the production of "Wisconsin World War II Stories" with the History Unit of Wisconsin Public Television.

Jennifer M. Miller has taught history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a member of the Society for American Foreign Relations. She received her Master's degree in 2005, and is currently working on a Ph.D. in American-Japanese relations in the 1950s.