Veterans reflect on Vietnam War during Sturgis Big Read event



It’s been more than 50 years since American troops first landed in Vietnam, but to many who served, it seems like only yesterday.

John Price, who was in the U.S. Navy, talked about his earliest experience in Vietnam saying they initially engaged in Naval support missions against enemy targets on the beach. “Many of us on the ship had never experienced close combat and we were seeing the enemy drop, one after another on the beach,” he said. “Many of our men were getting sick to their stomachs seeing the war so up close.”

Price was one of four veterans who told their stories of serving in the Vietnam War during a panel discussion held last week as part of the Sturgis Big Read event. Retired Fort Meade Veterans Administration psychologist Dr. Michael Fellner moderated the discussion which also included Vietnam veterans Bill Atyeo, Marine Corps, J.C. Huckins, Navy, and Bud Kopp, Army.

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