Vietnam Veteran Recounts Battlefield Moment – Sep 15, 2017

With the PBS presentation of The Vietnam War beginning this weekend, we continue our conversation with a local veteran.

Yesterday we met Vietnam veteran Martin Lesinski and heard his poem about coming to terms with his wartime experiences. We continue with that interview today. As a sergeant, Lesinski felt keenly responsible for the safety of his men . It was a burden that grew, he told News Director Steve Mencher, as the war wound down. A warning… some of his descriptions of battle are quite graphic…

The Vietnam War – a documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, starts this weekend on many PBS stations – Watch for KRCB’s presentation of the series this winter. On November 9, KRCB will host a showing of highlights from the series, followed by a panel discussion at Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol. Watch our website for information about attending this free event. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. Comment, share and give us a like there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.

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