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Finding and Telling the Truth as a Reporter in Vietnam

Terry Wolkerstorfer always knew he wanted to be a journalist, but the Vietnam War turned his interests from sports to politics and foreign policy. He first served as an Army Officer and returned to Vietnam a few years later as a journalist. He learned it was an enormous undertaking to find and tell the truth in wartime.

You can't tell the story from both sides, even if you want to. And of course there's a third side: the civilian population caught up in the firestorm.

Biographical Details

Primary Location During Vietnam: Saigon, Vietnam Vietnam location marker

Story Subject: Civilian

Story Themes: News Coverage, Politics, Saigon, Saint Paul, St Paul, Terry Wolkerstorfer, The Associated Press, War Correspondent

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