Vietnam Voices

Vietnam Voices - Making life better for civilians

Episode Summary

Jim Loftis was a lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers and served in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. He tells about some of the projects that his company did to help make life better for the civilians in the Mekong Delta.

Episode Notes

Lt. James Loftis served in the 2nd Civil Affairs, in which he was a combat engineer and unit commander.  He was in Vietnam September 1969 to September 1970.   This interview was conducted Sept. 17, 2020, at Burgess State Park by Ed Caudill and 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)