On this episode, we continue the exploration of Columbus’ connections to the Vietnam War. Discover Lockbourne Air Force Base’s (now known as Rickenbacker International Airport) role in the war, and learn about the effects of PTSD and local treatment resources. Then two African-American veterans share their Vietnam experiences, and we’ll introduce you to a Columbus […]
Learn how unrest in the 1960s about many issues — from race to women’s rights to the Vietnam War — led to one of the most disruptive and transformative decades in Ohio State’s history. Author Bill Shkurti (The Ohio State University in the Sixties) talks about this remarkable time.
Roberta Mershon of Columbus remembers her challenging tour serving in Vietnam as an army nurse. And Henry Guzman tells how being raised in a strong Latino family helped prepare him for the rigors of combat.
Loss, hope, longing, despair, determination: these are a few of the emotions articulated in the songs area Vietnam veterans say reflect their wartime experiences. Find the playlist here.