Vietnam War

SC Vietnam Veteran Discusses Time Served as OH-6A Pilot

October 23, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Frank Walker

Lietuenant Colonel Frank Walker was born in Rock Hill, S.C. He reported to his assignment in the Republic of South Vietnam as an OH-6A Scout Pilot in November 1971. Walker talks about the first time he flew in Vietnam, and shares a humbling story about the courage of his...

Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War and SCETV Man and Moment Special

September 14, 2017 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Steve Flaherty from Man and Moment and soldier from The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

PBS presents Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War September 17-21, 24-28 at 8 p.m. on SCETV. This 10-part documentary film series tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as never before. Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed to life...

Man and Moment: Steve Flaherty - A Voice Returned

September 13, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Presents by Amy Shumaker
Image of Steve Flaherty coming out of plane in military jump school.

Steve Flaherty was living in a Japanese orphanage when he was adopted at age 9 by American parents. He grew to become an All-American student and athlete in Columbia, South Carolina. Feeling fortunate for the life he was given in the United States, Steve felt a strong...

SC Vietnam Veteran Reflects on His Time Served as a B-52 Navigator

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Boyd Gilbert, Vietnam Veteran and B-52 Navigator.

“I think it was a part, something for all of us. I can’t speak for anyone except myself, but I think it’s something that affects us all, in terms of our own personal maturity, especially at a young age, and it sort of stays with you always,” says Boyd Gilbert, Vietnam...

"I've Always Been Proud of Serving My Country." SC Veteran Remembers Vietnam War

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Richard West with the US Army Corps of Engineers

From February 1969 through February 1970, Richard West served as a Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War. His job was to build bridges and buildings that would serve as base camps. In this video, he talks about what life was like halfway around...

"You Just Concentrate on Staying Alive." SC Veteran Remembers the Vietnam War

September 7, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Army photo of Karl Naugle

From June 1969 through June 1970, Army Specialist 5th Class Karl Naugle served in the Vietnam War. As an artillery surveyor, his job was to drop into an area and mark the location for support cannons, defending the 125th Infantry. In this video, he talks about what life was...

SC Veterans Recall Bob Hope and His Vietnam USO Shows

September 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Bob Hope during on of his USO shows

Starting in World War II, Bob Hope began a tradition of visiting troops during the holiday season. The United Service Organization (USO) started sending Hollywood and radio entertainers to perform. From 1964 to 1972, Hope included South Vietnam in is holiday season tours...

A Hero's Welcome Home: The Vietnam Experience

August 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Dog Tags from lost South Carolinians at the Vietnam Exhibit

Patriots Point brings the history of the Vietnam War to life in this fully immersive 2 ½ acre exhibit called the Vietnam Experience . From viewing dog tags at the beginning of the exhibit, 895 South Carolinian's died in the Vietnam War. For a 360, immersive view of the...

VOICES FROM VIETNAM: Reflecting at the Wall

June 22, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Presents by Jackie Johnson
Soldiers in Vietnam

The voices we hear are those who were sent to Vietnam to fight in a war far from home. Some volunteered, some volunteered because they knew their draft was inevitable and wanted some control over where they would go, and some were drafted against their will. Their young...

ETV’s Online Military Collection Now Available!

May 25, 2017 - Posted in ETV by Ty Moody
soliders

South Carolina ETV Digital Media has spent the last month curating military content from its archives, and we’re excited to release the ETV Military Collection , just in time for Memorial Day. The collection offers a historical look and spotlights service men and women who...