Vietnam War

Dave Evans of Cabin Creek, WV and a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, passed away Saturday at age 68.
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Dave Evans, a native of Cabin Creek, WV and a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, passed away Saturday, July 3 at the age of 68.

Evans enlisted at age 17, at the height of the Vietnam war. He was featured in West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s 2017 documentary, Vietnam: West Virginians Remember.

On this West Virginia Morning, Dave Mistich speaks with Report for America fellow Chris Jones about his recent story looking at and defining two movements: Antifa and Boogaloo Boys. Also, in this show, we remember Vietnam veteran Dave Evans who touched the lives of not just West Virginians, but many people around the world. Evans spent his life after the military helping those ravaged by war. We also hear an interview with a man who worked to tackle challenges faced by Charleston, West Virginia’s Black community during a time when some say urban renewal forced many Black residents in the city to leave their neighborhood.

February 11, 1969: Medal of Honor recipient Tom Bennett killed in action

Feb 11, 2019
Thomas Bennett, Corporal, United States ArmyMedal of Honor Recipient
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On February 11, 1969, medic Tom Bennett was killed in action in Vietnam. As a conscientious objector, he was perhaps the Vietnam War’s most unlikely recipient of the nation’s Medal of Honor. 

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s film "Vietnam: West Virginians Remember" has won a top award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) for outstanding achievement in the documentary category.  
 
The one-hour documentary, written and produced by award-winning executive producer, Suzanne Higgins, features the experiences of five West Virginia combat servicemen.

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The Vietnam War is often called America’s most controversial war. Many servicemen from Appalachia were pushed toward the front lines. More West Virginians, per capita, fought and died in the Vietnam War than any other state.

This week on Inside Appalachia, we hear the personal stories of five veterans who talk about the traumatic events of this war and how it affected their lives.


RSVP for a Preview of 'Last Days in Vietnam'

Apr 20, 2015
PBS

Join a live online screening event featuring the Academy Award-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam. A special guest appearance by filmmaker Rory Kennedy kicks off a 50-minute preview of the PBS film.

Chat with a live panel of veterans and Vietnamese Americans from the film that escaped hours before the fall of Saigon 40 years ago this April.

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Listen today at 2 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Studio 360, part of the American Icons series