AFVN History Page


A collection of documents - mostly print, but also 'audio and video documents' - related to AFVN -- the American Forces Vietnam Network -- its operations, and its history. AFVN provided radio and television music, news and entertainment to American troops during the Vietnam War. Radio broadcasts were 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

This is a 'work in progress'. More relevant documents and accounts are always needed. Send suggestions or contributions for this page to the webmaster Bob Morecook.

AFVN Main Page

Links to Text Documents
  • Your AFVN clippings and documents are wanted - send them to the webmaster and a copy will be posted.
  • Links to Audio History Documents
    A Free Real Player is required to hear the audio.  If you have one already, the audio will play after about a 30 second delay. 
    • The Other Side of Eden A reading about Vietnam from this fine book written by AFVN'er John Steinbeck IV and his wife Nancy Steinbeck. [copyright 2001 and 2002, used by permission of the author Nancy Steinbeck.
    • The AFVN Story - Radio Broadcast summarizing the history off the Network, narrated by Army Specialist Scott Manning - this 27 minute sound and music history includes the sounds of two bomb attacks on the station while it was on the air.  Recording sent by Doug Jennings.
    • Outline of AFVN News - 1969 - 15 minutes long - summarizing the delivery of AFVN News with SGT Jim Kaiser, SGT Robert MacArthur, LT George Lawrence, and SGT Dave Kramer.
    • Radio Newscast#1 - AFVN Censored? - as reported by SP5 Jim Allingham, 3 a.m., Jan. 4, 1970.  [courtesy of Bruce Wahl's AFVN-TV page.]
    • Radio Newscast#2 - AFVN Censored? - as reported by SP5 Jim Allingham, 5 a.m., Jan. 4, 1970.  [courtesy of Bruce Wahl's AFVN-TV page.]
    • Radio Newscast#3 - AFVN Censored? - as reported by SP5 Jim Allingham, 7 a.m., Jan. 4, 1970.  [courtesy of Bruce Wahl's AFVN-TV page.]
    • To Listen to Other Radio Newscasts - visit the AFVN multimedia page - about half way down.
    Links to Video History Documents
    A Free Real Player is required to watch the video.  If you have one already, the video will run after about a 30 second delay. 

    AFVN Links:
    AFVN Main Page
    AFVN Veterans' Pictures Page
    Hear and See Radio TV Broadcasts from Vietnam Again
    Bruce Wahl's AFVN-TV page - another fine collection of AFVN materials
    Contact the Webmaster if you have historical documents to add to this page.

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