Book Discussion on No Longer Enemies; Not Yet Friends

Mr. Downs, author of No Longer Enemies, Not Yet Friends: An American Soldier Returns to Vietnam and director of the prosthetic and… read more

Mr. Downs, author of No Longer Enemies, Not Yet Friends: An American Soldier Returns to Vietnam and director of the prosthetic and sensory aids service for the Veterans' Administration talked about his experiences during the Vietnam War and his subsequent return to that country, between 1987 and 1989, as part of the Vessey Mission on Humanitarian aid. He said, “I really hated the Vietnamese until 1987 when General Vessey chose me to be a member of his humanitarian team.” Mr. Downs lost his left arm in battle in Vietnam and was decorated with the Purple Heart four times. He has written other books about his experiences during the war and in hospitals after his injury. close

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Book Discussion on No Longer Enemies; Not Yet Friends

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Program ID:
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 26, 1992
Last Aired:
Nov 14, 2006

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  • Jan 26, 1992 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 26, 1992 | 11:07pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 27, 1992 | 6:55am EST | C-SPAN 1
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