Ken Rodgers, LCpl USMC, is a veteran of Khe Sanh. He joined us to talk about the environment that surrounded him in Vietnam. Stories of ear cutting, racism and rape are associated with the War in Vietnam more so than any other war America has participated in… what was the truth for those who served? Ken talks about his experience in Vietnam as a member of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment.
We had extensive conversations about My Lai last week on the program. Jarvis Lynch, MajGen USMC (ret) — an operations officer in Vietnam in 1969 in Vietnam joined us to discuss what it was like to lead in Vietnam given the social unrest of the time in our natio.
Jarvis has very interesting things to say about drugs, rape and weak leadership during the Vietnam War and in any war. We discuss drugs, rape and leadership at My Lai.
We also talk about how the Viet Cong related to the North Vietnamese Army in an area of operations and an interesting story about a leprosy colony that full of healthy young men. Interesting stuff.
We continue our look at the My Lai massacre with a look at the General Court Martial of 1LT William Calley, U.S. Army. The news report you will hear chronicles the trial and some of the significant testimony of that was presented.