Vietnam Voices podcast – A medic goes on patrol

November 19, 2020 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: journalism, Vietnam Voices.

This is the first episode of our new podcast series, Vietnam Voices:

Air Force medic Aubrey Moncrief is assigned to a Green Beret unit in 1968 in Vietnam during the Tet offensive. He describes a patrol he was on when two helicopters were shot down and a pilot is wounded.

 Aubrey Moncrief joined the Air Force and trained to be a medic for one of his service’s units. Instead, he was assigned to a Green Beret team and headed to Vietnam where he either went on patrol with the unit or spent his days in the field hospital operating room.

This episode has Aubrey describing one of the many missions he was on where direct contact was made with the Viet Cong and two helicopters he was on were shot down.

Aubrey Moncrief served in 1968, including the Tet Offensive, with the 22nd Medical Group and the 5th Special Forces, part of a Green Beret team. He was trained as an operating room technician. This full interview with Aubrey was conducted on February 19, 2020, at the Blount County Public Library.

That full interview (approx. 40 minutes) be heard at this link:

Vietnam Voices is a project of the Blount County Public Library and supported by the Blount County Friends of the Library. Two volumes of interviews with Vietnam veterans have been published and are available on Amazon at these links:

Vietnam Voices: Stories of East Tennesseans Who Served in Vietnam, 1965-1975 (volume 1)

Vietnam Voices: Stories of Tennesseans Who Served in Vietnam, 1965-1975 (volume 2)

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