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Native Braids: A Vietnam Veteran talks about the intensities of life as a young soldier (part 1 of 2)

Rod Grove at 20 years old in Vietnam.
used with permission of Rod Grove
Rod Grove at 20 years old in Vietnam.

Hear this story and others on the Native Braids website.

Rod Grove landed in Vietnam on his 20th birthday, and served in the army there for just over a year. But the experience left a permanent imprint on his life. In the first of two interview excerpts, Rod talks with Bird Red about the intensities of daily life as a young soldier, the terrifying events, rodents and insects.

Rod Grove is a member of the Southern Ute Tribe.

Native Braids is a co-production of KSUT Tribal Radio and independent producer Adam Burke.

When to listen on KSUT:
Native Braids episodes can be heard on both Tribal Radio and Four Corners Public Radio at the following times:
Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:50 AM during Morning Edition
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:50 PM during All Things Considered

Read more about Native Braids for Native American Heritage Month.

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