Roughly 80,000 Vietnam-era veterans live in NYC today. More than 1,700 New Yorkers died in the war.
Between 250,000 and 300,000 men and women from New York City served in the U.S. armed forces during the Vietnam War. 1,741 of them lost their lives.
Their names are displayed at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza in lower Manhattan. On this week’s Cityscape, we’re looking at Vietnam from a New York City point of view.
This episode includes a segment contributed by radio producer Zach Hirsch.