Silent Night | A Christmas Vigil  

On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative Collection, we visit with members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862 as they hold their annual overnight Christmas Vigil in remembrance of those from Beaver County killed during the Vietnam War.

 

For 24 hours, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862 holds their annual overnight Christmas Vigil at Quay Park, Beaver, Pennsylvania in remembrance of those from Beaver County killed during the Vietnam War.  This recording was made December 24, 2014 by Kevin Farkas of The Social Voice Project and features (in order of appearance) the voices of Al Whitehill, Drew Grivna, Jerry Fisher, Dale Gower, Frank Petz, and Ida May Gower.

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The audio short was originally published on December 25, 2014.  It features (in order of appearance), the voices of Al Whitehill, Drew Grivna, Jerry Fisher, Dale Gower, Frank Petz, and Ida May Gower. Soundtrack includes Rusty Wellington (“No Christmas Tree in Vietnam,” 1967), Soul Searchers (“Christmas in Vietnam,” 1967), Bob Hope (“Final USO show in Vietnam – 1973 Christmas Tour”), Ernest Peters (“Kiwibird Sunset”), and sounds from “US Marines vs Vietcong in Vietnam” (1966 USMC documentary, National Archives).  ©Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative/The Social Voice Project.  All rights reserved.

 


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