Memories of Vietnam Stay with S.C. Veterans

Sep 18, 2017

Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns’s new documentary The Vietnam War airs this week on SCETV. In this segment, we continue our talk with historian Fritz Hamer and Palmetto State veterans Jim Knight and Wade Fulmer. Knight recalls many small firefights and one really big one – the TET offensive of February, 1968. Hamer said even though TET was a military disaster for the the North Vietnamese, it was a propaganda bonanza. Both Knight and Fulmer comment on how war changes everyone who participates in it, and the scars are not always physical.