John Vail - U.S. Marine Corp

John F Vail shares stories from his time serving as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.

Corporal, U.S. Marine Corp, 1966-70, 1976-78, avionics, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Topics of Interest

  • 6:10 Vietnam near the DMZ
  • 8:20 Huey ch46 Gunner
  • 10:50 different types of missions
  • 11:20 Transporting and not trusting the RVN’s
  • 14:08 When the U.S. Stopped bombing the North
  • 15:42 Dealing with protesters
  • 19:39 looking back


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Video Production by John Tomerlin