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