Passionate Soldier Reveals What He Saw In Vietnam

Published on Jul 19, 2018

In 1990 I did interviews with 180 baby boomers talking about their early life during the 1960s for my television series, Making Sense of the Sixties. This is a clip of poet and educator Bill Ehrhart from one of those interviews – a very articulate Vietnam veteran who joined the military with patriotism in his heart. Search the word “Vietnam” on my YouTube channel to find more related clips. Including one more by this man. Here is a link to his website – If you like this, please subscribe to see other David Hoffman interviews.

3 thoughts on “Passionate Soldier Reveals What He Saw In Vietnam

  1. At least this guy understood that what he was doing in Vietnam caused the Vietnamese to “hate” him. It would be good if IDF soldiers could come to the same conclusion, and not shoot Palestinians for the fun of it the way some Talmudic-brainwashed IDF soldiers do, or Wahabbist Saudi soldiers in Yemen do. Or the way some US soldiers have done in the various wars the US have been involved in. But this dude was drafted–today’s US soldiers are in it for the free college education, and maybe the fun of it, too. Too much to ask?

  2. That’s crazy!! i literally watched this last night on the jootubes.. spoiler alert.. we never find out if he got his girl back.. it cold stops in the middle of that story. otherwise, typical Vietnam truth.

  3. I Had quite a few friends that were Viet-Vets, and Rode with many when I was younger ..only a few still alive today , all of them messed up in their own way heath and mentally
    2 Neighbors , 1 died from cancer attributed to A.O. (agent orange defoliation chemicals)
    the other very disabled ..he just recently got a settlement of some kind , i dont know what for or how , he since moved from my neighborhood

    My Uncle was 2 tour , and seemed to have some special training , maybe a GB or some kind of special forces
    its a sore subject because he came home a mental case and ended up getting murdered by another mental case , So I was never given the full skinny on what his position was , and my Mom has dementia so its too late to bother her with it

    Its unusual to get much out of these guys, and what they went through or saw because they came home feeling betrayed (because they were )

    But it was these friends that opened my eyes at an early age as to how We the People are used and flushed by our so called “benevolent” government

    to Back up a little :
    I was applying ROTC getting ready to go into the Air Farce (all my high school buddies were going into the military) , none of us came from wealthy enough families to get a further education so that was the vehicle for most to move up .

    I wanted to fly jets ..loved aviation and believed i could make a difference , I also felt it was my “Patriotic Duty”

    My Mother was the source at 18 that said to me
    those people are over there suffering ..and War just makes it worse , this country has no business being anywhere but here, and you too will be suffering, and so will your family if you go and I never wanted that for my children.

    I walked away from the Military choice before enlisting , as i watched my buddies all go

    I worked 2 jobs and went to school for Architectural degree , paid my dues here in the States
    I never regretted it …and I never will

    they cant (gov) do this to other people if no one joins to fight for them..yet thousands a day sign up to be state sponsored murderers do the bidding of those that would never dream of fighting their own battles
    Mind Boggling

    I respect the Vet that wakes up to realize he was used , instead of the Vet that thinks hes some kind of person above all others because he served

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