As a young Army officer, Jay Sukits of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania served two tours of duty in Vietnam training and fighting with South Vietnamese soldiers. Contrary to what many believe, South Vietnamese troops were good soldiers, he says. The United States taught them to fight like we do, and that was a big mistake when we eventually abandoned them.
This audio short story is a production of the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative. The original interview was recorded May 28, 2015 by Todd DePastino of The Veterans Breakfast Club in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Audiography: Kevin Farkas.
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Author of Battle Songs: A Story of the Korean War in Four Movements
Co-founder of A Veteran Affair Educational Center for Arts and Cultures