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Their Stories Died with Them
Wendell Affield learned the importance of telling one's story from the local WWII veterans in his small community. He'd seen many of these veterans' stories die with them. He ended up documenting his own veteran experience in "Muddy Jungle Rivers," his novel about his time in Vietnam.
This clip is from the TPT documentary Perspectives. Learn more below.
About Minnesota Remembers Vietnam: Perspectives
Through a series of 12 short profiles and a feature-length documentary, Twin Cities PBS producer Luke Heikkila unpacks the personal narratives of family members and Minnesota veterans who endured one of the most unsettling chapters in American history: the Vietnam War. These stories reveal the unexpected ways that war forever changes someone.
Story Themes: 1968, Mekong Delta, Navy, Perspectivs, Relationships, Shevlin, TPT, Twin Cities PBS, Watch, Wendell Affield