Shared Weight: MASH 1969 – Visions of War, Dreams of Peace

georgeevansJune 13, 2013 – Hour 2

We turn to the stories of two writers: poet George Evans, who served as an Air Force medic and was the first soldier in Vietnam to defeat his court martial, in a tale that could have come straight out of M*A*S*H; and the late Lynda Van Devanter, an Army surgical nurse in 1969 and 70, whose memoir Home Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam inspired the TV hit series China Beach.


This is a rebroadcast of an episode from Shared Weight, our series showcasing voices and stories of individuals from all sides of the Vietnam War, thirty years after its end.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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