Resisting While Serving: A Look Inside the GI Resistance to the Vietnam War

53 min
at 10:00 AM
Anti-war demonstrators march with coffins outside the Capitol, on November 15, 1969 in Washington DC, for the second Moratorium Day, to protest against the continuing war in Vietnam. Millions of Americans took part in peace initiatives across the United States during the Moratorium Day, which is believed to have been the largest demonstration in US history with an estimated two million people involved.  (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

The Vietnam War spurred protests on multiple fronts - including within the military's own ranks. In this hour, we’ll talk to those who served and who spoke out against the war, including a Navy nurse who treated injured Marines in Oakland, an AWOL soldier who staged a protest inside a military prison and a man who distributed anti-war leaflets on military bases. And we would like to hear from you -- if you lived through the Vietnam War era, tell us about your decision to participate in anti-war demonstrations. What motivated you to protest? Or to stay out of them?

Guests:
Paul Cox
civil engineer; served in Vietnam in 1969-70 as member of the United States Marine Corps
Tom Hurwitz, documentary filmmaker; anti-war activist
Keith Mather, retired San Francisco building inspector; participated in the "Nine For Peace" protest and "Presidio 27 Mutiny"
Susan Schnall, former Navy nurse who served from 1967-69

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