Vietnam Voices

Vietnam Voices - Calibrating the artillery

Episode Summary

Floyd Smith used land survey techniques to help ensure the accuracy of artillery guns in the firebases in Vietnam. He helped generate information for the artillery units to aim their guns correctly.

Episode Notes

Sgt. Floyd Smith served in the Army infantry, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, in-country from September 1970 to September 1971.  

This interview was conducted on Jan. 22, 2020, at the Blount County Public Library by Billy Minser.

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)