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Frontline: Season 1986

1986x15 The Bloods of 'Nam

  • 1986-05-20T21:00:00-04:00 on PBS
  • 60 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News

A high percentage of men on the frontlines in Vietnam were young, poor, undereducated, and black. By most accounts, they had the highest casualties. But these young men say they were fighting two wars-against the enemy and against discrimination. Correspondent Wallace Terry, the author of 'Bloods,' the national bestseller on which this film is based, talks with black veterans who fought discrimination in Vietnam and who later confronted disillusionment when they came home.

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