Webinar: A Tour in Chuong Thien Province
December 8, 2022
John Raschke, author of A Tour in Chuong Thien Province: A U.S. Army Lieutenant with MACV Advisory Team 73 in the Mekong Delta, 1969-1970, in conversation with Harvey Weiner.
In the summer of 1969, as the Vietnam War was being turned over to the South Vietnamese, Lieutenant John Raschke arrived in Chuong Thien Province deep in the Mekong Delta, eager to have a positive impact. Recounting his assignment to a provincial advisory team of military and civilian personnel, this memoir depicts the ordinary and the extraordinary of life both inside and outside the wire--mortar attacks, firefights and snipers, hot showers, good meals and comradery, the life and death struggles of the Vietnamese people and the bonds he formed with them.
Harvey Weiner was Raschke's hoochmate in Vietnam, and his first exposure to someone of the Jewish faith. Weiner was the Phoenix program advisor to the province. Weiner and Rascke became life-long friends.