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Q&A: Ohio State History Professor David Steigerwald on the Vietnam War

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A Foster Family for Vietnamese Refugees

John and Mary Fetters opened their home to help Vietnamese children escape a war-torn country and find a new beginning in Central Ohio.

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The Color Line in Vietnam

Connie Boykin and Gary Harp, two Columbus African-American veterans, discuss their experiences in Vietnam, where for much of the war, GIs from minority communities were overrepresented in combat.

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Battling PTSD

Russ Clark received the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam leading Marines in combat. But after the war, he struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He talks about the debilitating effects of PTSD, how he found help and how there’s hope for other veterans dealing with emotional wounds.

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Lockbourne Air Force Base

Now known as Rickenbacker International Airport, Lockbourne Air Force Base, just south of Columbus, was a bustling military operation during the Vietnam War. Author Robert Stroup II tells about the cargo plane and heavily armed gunship crews that trained at the base, and Ron Albers discusses piloting the massive KC-135 refueling tankers when Lockbourne units […]

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