Archives: Vietnam Voices

Nellie Bly, Women With Words, and the first Wild West adventure stories: newsletter, June 9, 2023

June 9, 2023 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, newsletter, Vietnam Voices, writers, writing.

This newsletter was sent to everyone on Jim’s email list (2,845) on Friday, June 9, 2023. It is something that during the majority of my working life I would have disdained and dismissed with disgust. The people who practiced it, I would have said in my youthful and middle-aged arrogance, were lazy, unmotivated, and a • Read More »

Vietnam Voices – Building roads in Vietnam

December 15, 2020 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Vietnam Voices.

Episode Summary As a member of the Army’s Corps of Engineers, Richard Chandler built roads while in Vietnam in 1971 and 1972. Some of those roads were the basis for today’s interstate system in Vietnam.   Episode Notes Richard Chandler was a captain in the Army Corp of Engineers, serving in Vietnam from October 1971 • Read More »

Vietnam Voices – On the deck of a carrier

December 11, 2020 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Vietnam Voices.

Episode Summary Robert Jones was an electronics technician for the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Intrepid during the Navy’s Rolling Thunder campaign in 1968. He volunteered for flight deck duty because “that’s where the action was.”   Episode Notes Robert Jones was a petty officer, first class, serving in an air attack squadron aboard the • Read More »

Vietnam Voices – This is not a game

December 4, 2020 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Vietnam Voices.

Episode Summary Marine Corporal Anthony Joyce describes being out on patrol with his unit soon after getting to Vietnam and realizing that people in the jungle are trying to hurt or kill him and his buddies. Episode Notes Corporal Anthony “Tony” Joyce was with the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 1964-1965. It was • Read More »

Vietnam Voices – Attack pilot

November 30, 2020 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Vietnam Voices.

Episode Summary Bill Beaty, an attack pilot in the U.S. Navy, tells what it was like to fly bombing missions over North Vietnam in 1970. “I got shot at a lot,” he says. Episode Notes William Beaty retired from the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviator, serving in-country from November 1970 to June 1971.  He • Read More »

Vietnam Voices podcast – Firefight with the NVA

November 28, 2020 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: history, journalism, Vietnam Voices.

Episode Summary Army Captain Russ Hanson describes a firefight with a unit of the North Vietnamese Army that occurred in Vietnam in 1969. Episode Notes Army Capt. Russ Hanson served with a field artillery unit, serving two tours in Vietnam. This interview was conducted January 22, 2020, at the Blount County Public Library by William • Read More »

Vietnam Voices – Incursion into Cambodia

November 21, 2020 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, Vietnam Voices.

This is the second episode in our podcast series, Vietnam Voices. Episode Summary Billy Minser talks about his Army unit’s incursion into Cambodia and their making contact with the North Vietnamese.   Episode Notes Billy Minser spent six months of his year-long tour in Vietnam as a forward observer for an Army combat unit. In • Read More »