Examining the Myths of the Vietnam War

Winter Soldier Investigation

Day One -- Monday, July 26, 2004 Third Session 1330-1515 (Click to see video) (Click Here to see transcript) [Suggestion: you might want to listen to the Video while reading the transcript. To do this, open the Video which will take you toWindows Media Player and then minimize it and open the transcript.]

3.   Winter Soldier Investigation and the Myth of the Vietnam Veteran. To what extent is the image of the Vietnam veteran that exists today traceable to the Winter Soldier Investigation and subsequent anti-war related dogma. What was the Kerry testimony before Congress and how did it plant the seeds of stereotypes to be picked up by the creative community in Hollywood and by the general public? For the sake of time and emphasis, the session should be divided between the film (clips and rebuttal sequences) and an examination of the Kerry Testimony (from C-SPAN tape broadcast in March, 2004) (Note: This clip is posted under the Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act, and its use does not imply any endorsement of WinterSoldier.com by NBC News.)

Speakers: Scott Swett and Dr. Jerry Corsi

Speaker’s biographical information:

Website:  http://www.wintersoldier.com

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Articles of Interest:

Suggested Reading:

Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry; John E. O'Neill & Jerome R. Corsi; Regnery, Washington, DC; 2004.


The mass murder of civilians was never American policy in Vietnam. War crimes were the exception, not the rule. And the Winter Soldier tribunal itself -- which John Kerry had helped moderate -- turned out to be, in the words of historian Guenter Lewy, "packed with pretenders and liars."