From the LC News Release:
Fifty years later, the Vietnam War remains part of the nation’s collective consciousness. For the veterans who served during this era, this conflict has particular meaning.
The Veterans History Project (VHP) has launched the latest installment in its Experiencing War website presentation, titled “Vietnam War: Looking Back, Part 1.” The website feature, one of 37 created thus far, highlights the wartime stories of veterans who served during the Vietnam War. These remarkable and intriguing stories are digitized and accessible on VHP’s website.
“Vietnam War: Looking Back, Part 1″ is the first of four Vietnam War-related features to be launched over the next year. The stories shared are but a few of the “millions of Vietnam Wars” embodied by the stories of Vietnam veterans. These interviews represent a wide variety of branches, service locations and military roles. Collectively, they illuminate the dramatic and ongoing effects of the war on those who participated.
Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000 to collect, preserve and make accessible the firsthand remembrances of America’s war veterans from WWI through the current conflicts, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
Direct to Online Exhibit: “Vietnam War: Looking Back, Part 1.”