Regional Voices: The Things They Carry

Posted by Jacob Johnson

WNIN-FM's Regional Voices program of compiled veterans' stories from the 2012 USI Community Read project.

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Keith Weisheit, Vietnam

Posted by Keith Weisheit

A poem addressed to the people of Bihn Dihn Province and all of Viet Nam. Warrant Officer Keith “Lurch” Weisheit 129th Assault Helicopter Company Lane Army Heliport – 1971

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Gary May, Vietnam

Posted by Gary May

I am flattered and humbled by your invitation and interest in listening to my thoughts about the proposed amendment to the Constitution. I gladly accepted the invitation as an opportunity to be of service to my country.

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Rick McCarty, Vietnam

Posted by Rick McCarty

These drawings and poetry by Rick McCarty portray the horror and emotional overload caused by his time serving in the military.

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Jim McGarrah, Vietnam

Posted by Interview by Jerry Waxler

So much can happen to a person during war. The terrible experiences become embedded in mind as terrible memories. What does it take to convert these terrible memories into a story that can be shared with other people?

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Greg Wagoner, Vietnam

Posted by Gregory Wagoner

I made a decision on my own when I turned 18, I joined the Marine Corps. Two weeks after graduating from Reitz High School, I was a bald headed recruit at Marine Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina

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