Pikes Peak Library District Presentation
Author William B. Scott presents “Combat Contrails: Vietnam” — Stories from Combatants of the Vietnam War
July 2, 2022, 11:00 a.m.
515 Manitou Ave.
Colorado Springs CO 80829
Almost half a century has passed, since American troops were pulled from South Vietnam. Typically, they came home to family, friends and colleagues who had no interest in hearing what those warriors had experienced. But now, aging Vietnam vets finally are being asked, “What was it really like to fight in that ugly war?” And they’re sharing their stories, many for the first time.
COMBAT CONTRAILS: VIETNAM comprises 18 stories told by combatants who fought on the ground, in the air and over the water. From rescuing downed pilots as a determined enemy closed in, to dealing with a crazed water buffalo in the back of a lumbering C-123K transport, weathered warriors share their amazing, unforgettable Vietnam War experiences.