Magnificent Storyteller Soldier Reveals What He Saw In Vietnam

Vietnam War Stories

To support my efforts to create more clips please donate to me at In 1990 I did interviews with 180 baby boomers talking about their early life during the 1960s for my television series, Making Sense of the Sixties.


This is a clip of poet and educator Bill Ehrhart from one of those interviews – a very articulate Vietnam veteran who joined the military with patriotism in his heart. Search the word “Vietnam” on my YouTube channel to find more related clips. Including one more by this man. Here is his background of service – W. D. Ehrhart served with 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, from early February 1967 to late February 1968.


His service number is 2279361. He holds the Purple Heart Medal, Navy Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation (2), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Cross of Gallantry Meritorious Unit Citation, Civic Action Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Campaign Medal. The last three were all awarded by the now-extinct government of the Republic of Vietnam. He received the PUC and the two Vietnamese unit citations as a member of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment.


Credit to : David Hoffman

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