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American War Stories: Vietnam

This three-hour documentary focuses on the personal stories of individuals who served in the Vietnam conflict and provides insight into a war that continues to profoundly affect the lives of those veterans and their families today including our general culture, politics and lives. Approximately three million troops served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. However, many Vietnam veterans are reluctant to share their experiences. Due to the controversy over the war and the reaction many experienced upon returning home, these men and women have carried a greater burden. They put away their uniforms and medals and tried to put . . .

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Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 - 3:00 AM    "Turning Point" Turning Point recounts the growth of American forces to over 500,000 troops by 1968, and how some Americans estimated the Communist enemy's days were numbered and the war would be over in months. Yet the shock of North Vietnam's massive Tet Offensive surprised and dismayed a public that was tiring of the weekly scene of flag draped caskets arriving at Dover, Delaware. Stories from Marines trapped in the deadly siege of Khe Sanh and of the terror of "walking point", when a soldier leads his squad into the jungle, highlight the danger and intensity of this phase of the war. D
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Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 - 3:00 AM "Turning Point" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM "Drawdown" (WORLD)
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Monday, Nov 20, 2017 - 3:00 AM "Drawdown" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 - 3:00 AM "Drawdown" (WORLD)
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