On-Demand Veterans Connections Programming

Vietnam veterans from the New York tri-state area discuss their service and the war.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 8:00am

PBS Stories of Service is collaborating with Wavelength to bring you veteran stories from across the country. Enjoy a new story every week.

A collection of West Pointers poignantly share, sometimes with great emotion, their first-hand stories about the carnage of war, the war's impact on their lives and beliefs, and their enduring bonds of brotherhood.

American Medevac begins during the Vietnam War following a harrowing medevac mission to rescue three wounded infantrymen and learn years later what happened to the men airlifted that day and what is happening to today's battlefield veterans in their post war life. 

Episode 10: The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward) on-demand to 10/15 and again 11/28-12/12. Saigon falls and the war ends. Americans & Vietnamese from all sides seek reconciliation.

Episode 9: A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973) on-demand to 10/15 and again 11/21-12/5. South Vietnam fights alone as Nixon and Kissinger find a way out for America. Some POWs return.

Episode 8: The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970) on-demand to 10/15 and again 11/14-11/28. Nixon withdraws troops but upon sending forces to Cambodia the antiwar movement reignites.

Episode 7: The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969) on-demand to 10/15 and again 11/7-11/21. After chaos roils the Democratic Convention, Nixon, promising peace, wins the presidency.

Episode 6: Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968) on-demand to 10/15 and again 10/31-11/14. Shaken by the Tet Offensive, assassinations and unrest, America seems to be coming apart.

"Tom's War," the newest animated short from StoryCorps, brings a new dimension to our current remembrance of Vietnam. See this animated short on-demand