Vietnam: West Virginians Remember

A documentary featuring the experiences of 5 West Virginia combat Vietnam veterans. Per capita, West Virginians served the most and died the most in Vietnam. It lives on as America’s most controversial war – with questions unanswered, lessons not learned, and for veterans who survive, including thousands of West Virginians, haunting memories remain. Premieres Thursday, Sept 14 at 8 p.m.


  1. Benito Sanchez on January 19, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    that lottery ad triggered my ptsd…ha..ha

  2. Jeffrey Barber on January 19, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    As all Americans now know the Vietnam war was a enormous, tragic, costly, financial and loss of human life blunder. The United States governments, Southeast Asian "domino theory", was terribly erroneous! The brave people that went there, fought and died there are heroes. Never again should we allow our politicians to perform a catastrophic undertaking like this debacle . And if by some Washington swamp reasoning, they try it again, they should be held singularly accountable by name.

  3. tori rahlan on January 19, 2021 at 10:57 pm


  4. Mark Schofield on January 19, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    “That’s the American tragedy” No! The US government f@cked thousands of brave young men.

  5. Tho Nguyen on January 19, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks to ALL had served in my country south Vietnam for Freedom

  6. Dariusz Górski - Zach on January 19, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    I invite you to listen to good unusual music and watch the music video.
    Psychedelic rock — Operation „ Rolling Thunder ” — Vietnam – Apocalypse

  7. Keeno Keeno on January 19, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    That was horrowing to watch………. just horrible.

  8. Kangaroo Books on January 19, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    “Grandpa, what did you do in the War?” The Story of heroes are etched on the Vietnam National Memorial. Read The Wall, by Rex Conley. Available on amazon and Kindle eBooks.
    For the Audio Introduction to The Wall, by Rex Conley, Visit

  9. Fred Scott on January 19, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    It is my opinion that each and EVERY person, that served in Vietnam, is a hero. They will all UNDOUBTEDLY go to Heaven, because they spent their time in Hell. All I can say is thank you, and WELCOME HOME.

  10. Economics Analyzed on January 19, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    It was a horror. And a mistake. Never rush into war easily. Stop trying to colonize other peoples, America. Stop exporting democracy. Let the lesson of Vietnam be, small government/individual freedom/non-interventionist foreign policy….woops, too late. Crap.

  11. Ken Robison on January 19, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    To all men and women thank you for your service.
    Remember everyone deployed. God bless America.

  12. Dallas Bryant on January 19, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Why did I Join at 17yrs old??????, now 67!!!!!!!!

  13. Skip Jones on January 19, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    The news media caused the public uprising and disrespect

  14. Bruce Lee on January 19, 2021 at 11:18 pm


  15. Steve Groh on January 19, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I’ve had the opportunity to talk to the mothers of men who fought in wars oversees. I assured them that what the fools refer to as senseless wars were anything but. Those men are the most altruistic people in recent history. Mostly volunteers who went thousands of miles away to help alleviate the suffering of people, Christians, they didn’t know. It was the worthless politicians who are responsible for the tragic consequences. These men are saints in my mind. God bless you all.,

  16. William Clay on January 19, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    We could win in Vietnam but the politicians didn’t let us win.

  17. daniel stewart on January 19, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    In the beginning when they were broadcasting the funeral and the TV reporter was standing there with a microphone wearing a white coat, i remember him but can’t remember his name. I remember seeing those news clips. I live about 25 miles from Wheeling.

    That was on WTRF, channel 7. I was about 12 or 13 when that was broadcast.

  18. mrwell2341 on January 19, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Great, brave men fighting for freedom. Thank you.

  19. MrEnajiza on January 19, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    I would like to say these men were Heroes and were Honourable Men, but the reality is alot of them were far from it ! As soon as they returned home back to the states, they turned there backs on there fellow comrades/veterans who fought and perished on the front lines alongside them, and they continued in there long held American traditions in Joining in on the lynching and false imprisonments of thousands of Balcks and Latinos !!
    I can only see cowards and bigots ! not all of them were like this but Unfortunately them few have stained them all…

  20. Trong Dao on January 19, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Thank you for your sacrifice

  21. BURT THE BEAST on January 19, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you all….. God bless you…

  22. wm c barker on January 19, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    until I moved to Florida…Florida loves Veterans and helps us any way they can..not true in Missouri

  23. G-Misc 59 on January 19, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    The Vietnam legacy has and continues to repeat itself yet is clearly NOT what the American people want…what does that tell you about the government and who’s interests are being looked after?

  24. Nutty Nutts on January 19, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Expiermental forest near parsons wv old timers remember tanke trucks going in full coming out empty testing agent orange cancers high there

  25. William Clay on January 19, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    My dad served in Vietnam from 1968 and 1971 and he’s from West Virginia.

  26. Ronnie Terry on January 19, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Here is the thing about going to South Vietnam. We had the finest soldiers and military equipment ever used in war in South Vietnam. However LBJ micro managed the bombing of North Vietnam. Most targets that were bombed were bridges and other miscalculations targets. The President selected the targets and selected the wrong targets. The military should have been selecting the targets. The targets should have military targets and military equipment while this equipment was in North Vietnam instead North Vietnam was permitted to move war supplies into South Vietnam. The enemy should have been intensely bombed in North Vietnam and never been permitted to move the war materials into South Vietnam. Additionally the North Vietnam war planners should have been eliminated from the battlefield. Eliminating the enemy before they were moved into South Vietnam. LBJ micro managed the bombing and for the most part was not effective.

  27. Brandon 5 on January 19, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Long-I was there,Dong ha Gio Linh, CUA Viet Kham Duc tam and da nang in 65 and 67 as a marine. The VA said I never saw. Combat duty. Go figure

  28. Rick Arra on January 19, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I still don’t understand why Americans blamed the soldiers for the war. They we’re told to go they didn’t choose it

  29. Robert Stack on January 19, 2021 at 11:32 pm


  30. Elite: Zane on January 19, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Walking POINT??….. I never remember a STATE LOTTERY for walking point…. it was more like all the FNG’s line up….. WHO WANTS THE POINT…..???—- Every hand went up… … I was the salty Marine that said….Relax boys….. I got it…. Don’t want no FNG walking us into Hard Core NVA…. Yeah Marines fought the NVA….. Tough sonsabitches, but not THAT tough…. SEMPER FI WARRIORS
    LIMA-2-BRAVO 3/7

  31. trigg er on January 19, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Thankyou for your service all who went to war God bless.Amen

  32. Elite: Zane on January 19, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Indonesia?…..?… Not yet that I know of

  33. Rick Arra on January 19, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    They new They couldn’t win. What the hell did you think all those people we’re put there to do. You failed them not us. The Washington establishment failed our military

  34. Hunter McDowell on January 19, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Wonderful story , tears

  35. Robert Smith on January 19, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Ed Rabel, former CBS News Correspondent forgot or ignored the Korean War conflict . . . straight from WW2 Victory to Vietnam . . . . .

  36. Jennifer Evans on January 19, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    I am the youngest of Dave Evans in this video. I’m so proud of the man is was and all he accomplished in his life until his passing on July 3 2020. Watching this video helps me cope with the loss of the greatest man I’ve ever known.

  37. Paul Attard on January 19, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    35.20 can really see the pain in his eyes.

  38. Alexander Bruske on January 19, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    ein Krieg den die USA verloren hat an Vietnam zum glück

  39. Jon Suth on January 19, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Total Respect…

  40. jrjohnryanjr on January 19, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Less than2% of all the Americans who fought in Vietnam volunteered for a 2nd tour
    That shows how much they. Believed innit

  41. Dizzy Gillespie on January 19, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    "American Military & Families"
    Who do you think our Brothers & Sisters
    Would want you to Vote for…
    The individual in The White House who call’s them…
    "Losers & Suckers?
    And the member’s of Congress who day after day enable Trump
    to Desecrate their Honor & Memory?
    Vote for change on November 2, 2020 or the next…
    "Loser & Sucker"
    Trump sends to fight & die may be…
    "Family or You"
    Never Forget

  42. Mathijs Beenhakker on January 19, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    01:30 to skip public announcements

  43. Kin Nguyen on January 19, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Nếu việt nam đem quân sang nước mỹ dôi bom bắn giết tàn phá đất nước mỹ thì các ông nghĩ sao có để cho việt nam làm điều đó không

  44. J B on January 19, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    This is some very good stuff. There’s an awful lot of documentaries out there, but this is easily above that average. I’m not American but I once interviewed for a job at WVU which is why this caught my eye. I don’t think most Americans appreciate their public broadcaster nearly enough.

  45. benedict ndlovu on January 19, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    The tragedy of Vietnam, a war that cost the pride of America , put the whole of the USA in moment of grief , frenzy , mixed feelings , bitter perceptions of the war , rolling thunder took the marines to face a death right in the forests of a jungle that the Viet congs mined , trapped and gave the USA army a grueling decade of a war . Perhaps the USA needs to take stock and ask themselves what was the reason for Vietnam , waging a war which the Soviet union put or rolled in North Vietnam military hardware to support the communists, who were so determined , ruthless till they overcame , the South Vietnamese army.

  46. D M on January 19, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    They drafted a lot of country boy’s.

  47. Yo Mama on January 19, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Shame on Trump for dissing our service men and women ⚠️

  48. Hà Nguyễn on January 19, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I wish I could find words to describe the feeling I am suffering , but I couldn’t. So how am I supposed to handle it , I am the person that will be in the judge seat – I am Maria Jehovah , one of the founders of Vietnam , now I came back and found myself in a such nightmare with my own people. I am so disappointed with them.
    You would be in big troubles if I hadn’t gone through so much adversity with these Vietnamse communists.
    They claimed they fought for big – souding ideals of their own country but up to now , after I have lived for 50 years in my own counrty I haven’t seen my human rights , civil rights anywhere. I am.robbed every day just like other commoners here.
    So sad , too bad.

  49. D M on January 19, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    The government has let the Vietnam vet’s down. They sent them there and then cast them aside.

  50. Choco Latte on January 19, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    War is always a tragedy and my heart goes out to these guys for what they went through and for the deep seated anguish that they endure to this day. In the Battle of the Frontiers in WW1, the French lost about 27,000 dead in one day. I cannot conceive of what it would be like to be a witness to that level of carnage. But, whether it’s your best buddy next to you or 27,000 comrades in arms, the effect might not be much different. In either case, you’ll never forget; as much as you would like to.

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