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Vietnam Veterans Panel Discussion Part 2
What were the experiences of the Vietnam War like for Jewish veterans? Did being Jewish matter or not? Our panel of veterans discuss their experiences, what it was like serving in an unpopular war and how their identity as American Jews impacted (or didn't) their time in the military.

Panelists:
1. Jerry Alperstein
USN
1967 USS Charles R. Ware DD865 (destroyer) Yankee Station part of Task Force 77 20-25 miles off the coast; Operation Sea Dragon operating one-to-five miles off the coast of North Vietnam
Communications

2. David Brog
USAF
1968 flew out of Korat AFB Thailand
Tech intelligence on Surface to Air Missiles (SAMs), flew Wild Weasel missions against SAMs & developed tactics and techniques against SAMs

3. Allen Falk
USMC
1969-1970 1st Marine Corp Division in I Corps
Staff Legal Officer

4. Sheldon Goldberg
USAF
1968-1969 Ubon Thailand
F-4D Weapons Systems Officer; flew 214 combat missions (211 over Laos & 3 over North Vietnam)

5. Robert (Bob) Jacobs
U.S. Army
1969-1970
1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) HQ in Phuoc Vinh III Corps northwest of Saigon ; 3rd Brigade HQ in Quan Loi to help run Taskforce Shoemaker (spring 1970 Cambodia incursion)
Infantry on arrival in RVN; retrained as personnel clerk; became Head Clerk of HHC 1st Cav Div

Apr 15, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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