Episode 2: Gen. Hugh Shelton: Tours of Vietnam
Season 2013 Episode 2002 | 56m 48s
Episode 2 of Biographical Conversations with Hugh Shelton explores his two perilous tours of Vietnam. Days after he arrives for the first time in Southeast Asia, Lieutenant Shelton is assigned to Project Delta, an outfit known for its highly dangerous missions.
Aired: 01/13/13Video has closed captioning.
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Gen. Shelton recounts how his goal to be a battalion exec. officer was placed on hold.
Gen. Shelton talks about how leaving his family was hard for him.
Gen. Shelton discusses how he enjoyed life at Fort Benning
Gen. Shelton describes the importance of accepting constructive criticism.
Gen. Shelton reveals how he learned from serving leaders who exhibited bad traits.
General Shelton recounts his walk down Bourbon Street wearing his black beret in 1972.
Gen. Shelton discusses how the Military Personnel Center handles the officer assignments
Gen. Shelton describes the racial attitudes that existed in the Army in the 1970s
Gen. Shelton descrbes the men of the 3rd Battalion - the "Go Devils" as real fighters.
Gen. Shelton talks about his reluctant behavior to lead the 9th Division.
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