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 the world, how there were no front lines, and what it was like coming home.
West also talks about attending a USO show while serving in Vietnam. View the video here.
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