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

September 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi

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

The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, premieries on September 17 on South Carolina ETV. Click here to view more stories and to submit your Vietnam memory. 

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