LiveWires Presents: A Combat Experience in Vietnam with John Olivere
John Olivere, Purple Heart recipient and author of We Regret to Inform You recounts his Vietnam memories. Olivere arrived at an air base in Chu Lai, just as the Tet Offensive began in 1968. Olivere describes the next eight months as an infantryman in the American Division stationed in the northernmost I Corps area until he was wounded. He explores the relationships that developed between the many young soldiers from vastly different backgrounds. He also spotlights the strained relationships between the American soldiers and the Vietnamese civilians.