American Forces Vietnam Network - AFVN
"Why Was AFVN There?"
You Can Hear and See AFVN Radio-TV Again Below
|Ask SGT Wayne Gunderson, 1st of the 69th Armored as he listens to AFVN on his tank...|
|Ask CPL Wayne Raschdorf USMC as he watches AFVN in his hooch in H&MS-11 in Da Nang...|
| Ask a trooper of
K Troop 3/11 Armored Cav
as he watches AFVN on his bunk...
[photo copyright 1968 Bob Hersey
|Ask Earl Weeks as he watches AFVN in his hooch...|
"AFVN was there to support the Troops..."
Hear and See AFVN Again Below
Free Real Player Version 8
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They will also offer you a not-free Plus Player which is nice but more than you need.
[ If you served with AFVN, click here to see your friends again!]
The AFVN Story
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
Music and Features
[Historical audio 'documents' - sound may be scratchy]
Some shows will automatically appear with 'AFVN slides' - that is, as 'music videos'
We hope to have music again at a future date
when a new sponsor can help us deal with copyright issues.
AFVN Sign On with National Anthems of South Vietnam and the USA Slide show
with SGT Jim Kaiser, SGT Robert MacArthur,
LT George Lawrence, SGT Dave Kramer
Radio News 1968 1000 Hours
- 4:20 secs
American Warplanes Engaged in Record Actions - with Sgt Dan Ziegler
Radio News Sunday 1968 1000 Hours - 5 minutes
California Mud Slides and Paris Peace Talks - with SP4 Gary Gears
Radio News 3 Mar 69 0700 Hours - 5 minutes
Mideast Peace is Tenuous, Eisenhower Weakening - with CPL Rick Frederickson
Radio News 29 Mar 69 0900 Hours - 5 minutes
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is Dead - with SP4 Bruce Dadd
Radio News 31 Dec 69 2100 Hours - 5 minutes
Russia Reinforces Mediterranean Fleet - with SP4 Bob Lawrence
voice changes in newscast above for unknown reason
Radio News 31 Dec 69 2200 Hours - 5 minutes
Nixon Visits Western White House - with SP4 Bob Lawrence
Radio News/Stocks/Sports 3 Jul 71 - 15 minutes
US Plane Skyjacked - with AF Sgt Gene LeRoy
Radio News Jan 73 6 pm - 5 minutes
POW Release approaches - with Airman Linda Liston
Radio News Jan 73 5 pm - 5 minutes
Sen. Stennis Shot in DC - with SP5 Jerry Elliott
Radio News 3 Feb 73 - 5 minutes
Pres. Thieu's Envoys to Meet VC Reps in Paris - with Airman Linda Liston
Radio News Feb 73 5 pm - 5 min
VC and NV Name POWs to be Released - with SP4 Tom Fowlston
Radio News Feb 73 5 pm - 5 minutes
POWs RELEASED! - with SP4 Tom Fowlston
Radio News Feb 73 6 pm - 5 min
Released POWs en route to USA - with SP4 Tom Fowlston
Radio News 22 Mar 73 6 pm - 5 minutes
U.S. Wants POWs Released from Laos - with SP5 Bob Morecock
Radio News 22 Mar 73 7 pm - 5 minutes
U.S. Withdrawal Tied to Laos POW Releases- with SP5 Bob Morecock
Australia Radio News in Vietnam 27 Nov 70 or 71 - 1 minute
Papal Visit to Australia - with Mike Frazer
National Public Radio reviews the role of radio in the Vietnam War - 15 minutes
TV News is below
Soldiers Compose and Perform Heroic Songs - Ike Pappas of CBS
NFL to Complete Player Draft - with SP5 Jerry Elliott
Direct from Long Binh, South Vietnam - 1.5 hours of humor and music
"The Chain of Command" - 6 min
AF Sgt. Don Cotterell - 1973
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND
Hear Announcements including "Lube your M-16", "Your GI Bill",
"Amnesty for Drug Users" and many more - [with slides of AFVN Saigon vets] - 18 min
AFVN Television Broadcasts
TV News and Sports, Saigon 3 Feb 73
TV News - "The Week in Review", Saigon Aug 72
TV News, Sports and Weather, Da Nang 7 Jul 70
and Civilian Massacre South of Da Nang"
TV News, Sports and Weather, Da Nang 10 Apr 71
News and Weather by Navy JO3 Keith
Swann, Sports by Marine GySgt Jack Holsomback
Good picture and sound of announcers. Backgrounds and on-air slides are faint. All news stories missing except first.
Click Here to View AFVN TV Newscast
TV Weather with Bobbie Keith in Saigon
This weather cast starts off with
a promo for R and R in Thailand, gives temps around the Orient,
and closes with a great scene of Bobbie dancing for the camera.
Part One See Bobbie Keith do AFVN TV Weather again.
Part Two See the Surprise On-Air Birthday Party for Bobbie
[Paul Baldridge presents her the cake!]
Video Visits to AFVN Stations and Nearby Areas
Visit AFVN Saigon and Nearby
8mm film by Bob Morecook and Manny Harper
- Part 1: Saigon Station exterior and interior, production of '72 election returns
- Part 2: Saigon - Wahling BEQ and street scenes going to AFVN
- Part 3: Saigon 5 O'Clock Follies [JUSPAO briefs the civilian press - shots of AFVN staff]
- Part 4: AFVN Staffers, Saigon streets, Tan Son Nhut, 4 Power Troops, Camp Alpha
Visit AFVN Quang Tri + Hue and Saigon
8MM film shot and narrated by 1LT Steve Wiltsie
- Part 1: AFVN Quang Tri and environs -- or [slideshow option]
- Part 2: The road to Hue and back -- or [slideshow option]
- Part 3: Saigon street scenes + Splendid BOQ -- or [slideshow option]
- Part 4: Saigon street scenes -- or [slideshow option]
Visit AFVN Da Nang
Currently disabled - under revision
Visit AFVN Hue
Visit AFVN Project Jenny
Click here to see the Blue Eagle Aircraft fly again in a short video.
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This is a personal home page of
Robert C. Morecook, PhD
formerly SP5 USA AFVN Saigon News 72/73
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