1st Platoon, Charlie Company 1/5 knew nothing of urban fighting when they went to Hue in 1968, 1stLt Nick Warr USMC led them (PART 2)

Nick Warr

Nick Warr is an exception Marine.  He fought in the Vietnam in 1968 including the Battle for Hue City.  He has been an active member of the 1/5 alumni network, his has written extensively about his experience in Vietnam and has been part of the group that has raised money to fund the “5th Marines Vietnam Memorial” that will be dedicated at Camp San Mateo (home of the 5th Marines at Camp Pendleton), in the Memorial Garden there.

In Part 2 we discuss My Lai, the Burns/Novick PBS documentary “The Vietnam War” and the work Nick has done with a group of 5th Marine Vietnam veterans to build a memorial to the Marines and Sailors who fell in Vietnam as part of the 5th Marine Regiment, which will be dedicated this Memorial Day weekend.

1st Platoon, Charlie Company 1/5 knew nothing of urban fighting when they went to Hue in 1968, 1stLt Nick Warr USMC led them (PART 1)

1stLt Nick Warr, USMC
Republic of Vietnam
1968

Nick Warr

Nick Warr is an exception Marine.  He fought in the Vietnam in 1968 including the Battle for Hue City.  He has been an active member of the 1/5 alumni network, his has written extensively about his experience in Vietnam and has been part of the group that has raised money to fund the “5th Marines Vietnam Memorial” that will be dedicated at Camp San Mateo (home of the 5th Marines at Camp Pendleton), in the Memorial Garden there.

In Part 1 we discuss his career and the fight in Hue.

Karl Marlantes talks racism in Vietnam & feedback from the Burns/Novick documentary “The Vietnam War”

Karl Marlantes
1stLt USMC, Receiving the Navy Cross
And… today…. sage writer

Karl Marlantes chronicled the issue of “race” in his Vietnam War novel Matterhorn, he joins us to talk about how race was a part of daily life in Vietnam and how the issue changed from when you were “in the rear” and when you were “in the bush.”

Karl also discusses the varied reactions he’s received on the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary “The Vietnam War” which aired on PBS this past Fall.

Karl Marlantes: Vietnam – The War That Killed Trust

KARL MARLANTES, 1stLt USMC and a recipient of the Navy Cross in Vietnam joins us to discuss a new series by the New York Times on Vietnam in 1967-1968 — He wrote the first installment in the series — “Vietnam: The War That Killed Trust”.