Vietnam Vet? Like Travel?

July 12, 2016

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Vietnam Vet? Like Travel?

Now that your ears have finally stopped ringing from that unfortunate episode with that claymore that time at Landing Zone Hard Times in the Happy Valley, your Vietnam experiences may finally be starting to pay off.

Rachael Heaton-Armstrong, a senior producer with the British production company Pilot Guides is looking for Vietnam Veterans who live in Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale or Boston to appear in an episode of the PBS series Globe Trekker. Globe Trekker has an audience of about four million viewers in the United States and more than 10 million viewers worldwide. The producers insist the programs “mix culture, history, travel and fun.”

Pilot Guides is particularly “looking for Vietnam veterans who started traveling as a result of their time in Vietnam.”

If this describes you, and you missed your chance to put on your old boonie hat and go on PBS back in that golden long ago when doing so was all the rage, disco was still king and punching a cop was still only a misdemeanor, you can email the producers at [email protected]

They asked. We said sure.


11 Responses to “Vietnam Vet? Like Travel?”

  1. Sieg Says:


  2. Meh Says:

    Vet travel and tours have been popular for many years. Retired vets frequently travel by “space available” throughout Asia taking hops on military flights then making shorter rides on civilian carriers. The PI is popular enough some of those gents might have banged generations of the same pussy.

    The real enemy were our own politicians and the men most responsible for our KIA, WIA, MIA and POW were Johnson and Nixon, with Robert McNamara worthy of dishonorable mention and the idiots in uniform who chose the strategy of attrition worthy of a bitch slap for knowing better but doing otherwise.

    Americans don’t hate those assholes nearly enough, just as they don’t hate the NeoCon crew who insisted we invade Iraq over nothing thus ensuring Afghanistan would fail too.

  3. R&R Says:

    Nixon was the villain to me – pure evil. First thing I did on return was join Vietnam Vets Against the War. We weren’t in to win so get the hell out of Dodge. This was June 1970. It took another 3 years and thousands of casualties more for the prick to declare “Peace with Honor”.

  4. Bone Head Says:

    Just great. Who in the hell wants to re-live that shit? Fuck Racheal Heaton-Armstrong, fuck Globe Peckker, fuck PBS.

  5. Fantasma Says:

    I wish that punching cop’s was still a misdemeanor. I could afford to lay one out every month. Skip Workman an old HA was known for that. What a glorious time that must have been. Lol

  6. russell1946 Says:

    yeah, I like travel… ALONE.

  7. RVN69 Says:

    I do think my time in Nam gave me a a feeling of restlessness and a desire to travel. I’ve logged hundreds of thousands of miles on various bikes and visited 47 of our 50 states, mot yet ridden to Alaska, Nebraska or Hawaii. Still waiting on that bridge to Hawaii and sorry Cornhuskers couldn’t find anything there interesting enough to go there. All that said I got no reason or desire to share my life with PBS.
    Yes I do still have my boonie hat, and my belt made from a belt suspender, it reminds me of how small my waist once was.

    Lex Talionis

  8. Tiny Says:

    I just want to thank all of the men who served over there. I was still a boy when you came home, but you have a special place in my heart. Not only for what you did over there, but for the lack of appreciation and respect you got when you came home. When I see someone with a NamVet patch, I tell him what I’m telling you now. Thanks again.

  9. WARTHOG Says:


    What?! You have no desire to see carhenge?

    Been a while. How’s things? Hope you and yours are doing well.




  10. RVN69 Says:

    Good to hear from you. Loving life in Dixie, still hanging in with my club though it is at a point where we are losing more members than can be replaced. Got my knee replaced not fun but now it’s better than before.
    Hope all is well with you and yours.

    Iron Mike


    Lex Talionis

  11. Sling Blade Says:

    Still riding with my Vietnam Era brothers, many are gone, many keep moving.
    We are a Dying Breed.
    I Am My Brother’s Keeper.

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