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The Soundtrack Of The Vietnam War

This Saturday night on WRCO FM 100.9 our Those Were The Days show will spotlight radio songs that had a huge impact on the men and women that served our nation in Vietnam.  Our study guide will be the great book 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place' by Doug Bradley and Craig Werner.   Hear a Top Twenty countdown of Vietnam era songs according to a survey done by the authors.  They polled veterans about their songs while in the service during that time.  Saturday night we will play some of the most frequently mentioned songs.  Our special in studio  guest will be local artist Jim Walktendonk.  He served as an army dog handler in 1970-71 with the 212th Military Police Unit at Long Binh and the 595th MPS at Cam Ranh Bay.  He and his guitar in Vietnam helped ease the pain of many soldiers.  He continues to write and perform today and paints amazing art.  Jim will recall songs he remembers hearing during his tour.  It will be a special tribute during this Memorial Day weekend.  We will play more of your favorites during the second half of Those Were The Days and a few two hit wonders!  I will not be taking your requests this week.  That feature will return next Saturday night.    Please be safe this weekend. 

Phil

 

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Guest - Allan Vignieri on Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:37
Viet Nam

Interesting. I was in Viet Nam from April, 1970 to March, 1971 with the 589th Engineers stationed in Phan Rang. I came in and left through Cam Rahn Bay. Long time ago.

Interesting. I was in Viet Nam from April, 1970 to March, 1971 with the 589th Engineers stationed in Phan Rang. I came in and left through Cam Rahn Bay. Long time ago.
Phil Nee on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:33
RE:Viet Nam

Thank you for your service.

Thank you for your service.
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