Vietnam Voices

Vietnam Voices - Blowing the place up

Episode Summary

Carl Bennett was a U.S. Army infantryman who spent most of his time in Vietnam on patrol in the jungle. He describes what it was like to be taken to a landing area on a Huey helicopter.

Episode Notes

Carl Bennett joined the Army and was assigned to an infantry unit that served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. His unit spent most of its time in the field in the Bien Hoa region. Carl was awarded, among other medals, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal.

Carl was interviewed on September 11, 2019, at the Blount County Public Library.

Vietnam Voices is a project of the Blount County Public Library in Maryville, TN, and supported by the Blount County Friends of the Library. Two volumes of interviews with Vietnam veterans have been published and are available on Amazon at these links:

Vietnam Voices: Stories of East Tennesseans Who Served in Vietnam, 1965-1975 (volume 1)

Vietnam Voices: Stories of Tennesseans Who Served in Vietnam, 1965-1975 (volume 2)