These musicians kept our spirits up in Viet Nam


Good Morning Vietnam, Barry Levinson’s 1987 film featured Robin Williams as the deejay Adrian Cronauer during his deployment in the Republic of Viet Nam working for the American Forces Network (AFN/AFVN).

AFVN was real, and at its peak served over 500,000 servicemen, women and contractors.

From personal experience (November, 1968 through May, 1969) I can say it helped me and the grunts I served with in the Mekong Delta as a psychological and psychic lifeline..the hit music we heard when we turned on our portable battery-powered SONY radios was timely, as current as the Top 40 hits heard by our civilian counterparts on AM radio back home in the US of A.

Here are the hits I remember more clearly:







and of course, our driving theme song…

About orangeacorn

We are, I believe, and everything is, in perpetual unfolding/enfolding/evolving. By surface appearances, we're in turmoil and fearfullness, but in fact our existence is on the edge of a new way, beyond the US versus THEM we have grown with. I encourage you to join me over coffee or tea in face-to-face encounters. I call this exercise, "CAFFEINE COMMUNION: Encounters with Paradigm Pioneers." I'm a Columbus, Ohio husband, father and citizen. I practice string band sounds from the ridges of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, the vortex of the ancient drone.
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