Warriors in their Own Words

Remarkable stories of war told by the men who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.

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Reflecting on Vietnam Part I: Col. John Anthony Cash

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Colonel John Anthony Cash served in the Army as a Rifle Company Commander in Vietnam. In this interview, Cash recalls hearing updates about the devastating Battle of Ia Drang around a radio, serving in Operation White Wing, and several tragic stories from his tour.

Before serving in Vietnam, Cash helped train Cuban nationals in the lead up to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.

He later contributed to Seven Firefights in Vietnam, The Exclusion of Black Soldiers from the Medal of Honor in World War II, and Black Soldier-White Army: The 24th Infantry Regiment in Korea.

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