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A Veteran's Criticisms of the Vietnam War

Colonel David Hackworth was the model for the character of Kurtz in the film Apocalypse Now. He served in the Vietnam War, and grew frustrated by what he saw as a failure of leadership. Hackworth is currently the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. His new memoir, about his experience on the battlefield and his eventual retirement from the Army, is called About Face.

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Other segments from the episode on April 26, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 26, 1989: Interview with David H. Hackworth; Review of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' album "In Celebration of Scotland"; Interview with Paul Winfield; Commentary on…

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