Courtesy of Iowa Public Television, "U.S. Army Veteran Describes the Role of Military Advisors in Vietnam in the 1960s," Iowa Experience: Vietnam - Iowa Public Television, 10 September 2017
U.S Army veteran Caesar Smith explains the political climate of Vietnam after World War II and the role U.S. advisors played in Vietnam prior to the start of the Vietnam War. Smith was a career military officer who served two tours in Vietnam and retired as a major. In 1964, he was a U.S. advisor to South Vietnamese troops. This segment is from "Iowa Experience: Vietnam," a panel discussion recorded at Iowa Public Television in Johnston, Iowa, on September 10, 2017.
- What did Caesar Smith describe as the initial role of the United States in Vietnam? What was the United States' actual role?
- What does Smith describe as the desire of the Vietnamese people? How does the letter from the Iowa soldier corroborate or contradict these feelings?
"U.S. Army Veteran Describes the Role of Military Advisors in Vietnam in the 1960s," Iowa Experience: Vietnam - Iowa Public Television, 10 September 2017. Courtesy of Iowa Public Television