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Paul Wisovaty - Vietnam War
Paul Wisovaty went to Vietnam on December 30, 1967 where he served as an RTO (Radio Telephone Operator) with the 3rd Squadron, 5th US Cavalry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division operating in the I Corps sector near North Vietnam. He discusses how the focus of the soldiers was to protect the man next to him rather than to free the Vietnamese. Following his tour in June, 1968, he attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and participated in anti-war protests. Following graduation, he joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
Interview Session (Audio)
Wisovaty leaning against an armored personnel carrier. Vietnam, 1968.