An American Marine in Con Thien, Vietnam - Interview

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1967 Lance Corporal Buddy Mann from De Valls Bluff, Arkansas talks about his experience in Con Thien, Vietnam. (Tiếng Việt: Cồn Tiên, meaning the "Hill of Angels")

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Yes, he was killed soon after this interview. This was my dad...I so wish that I could have known him.

Author — Janet Mann-Stewart


Dang. You can quickly tell by his demeanor that he was a genuine kind hearted man. It breaks my heart he left this world without meeting his daughter, so many of them lost their lives for nothing.

This one is for you, Buddy. May your light continue to shine.

Author — J. Blackwood


He just wanted to go home, I know that feeling. Rest in peace brother.

Author — Aleksandr Kravchenko


That is one of the saddest interviews I have ever seen or heard. The fear and trepidation in his voice is palpable. RIP you brave young man.

Author — eamonosiadhial


This makes me feel very sad. This man was a perfectly healthy person with lots of potential and his life was robbed from him during that awful war. So many other young men with the same potential were also wiped out and absolutely nothing was accomplished from this and it gives me chills to think how long these guys have been dead for. This was about 50 years ago and look what these guys missed. They missed the 70's the 80's and the rest of time after that and didn't get to see all the advancements in the world all the technology that was created. This man never saw his wife again and didn't get to see his daughter grow up. He should have lived and he would probably be in his early 70's today just living life. It is so tragic.

Author — earlthomas


We were the bait. Sitting ducks. I went back to ConThien (Hill of Angels) in 2010. I Said a prayer and cried for everyone who died. May all of those who died rest in peace.

Author — Randy Holy-Day


Easy to tell this was a decent and honorable young man. Just tears your guts out.

Author — tj36 b


He seems like such a decent man. So sorry for his loss.

Author — Slade Lerch


I'm a father and I teared up watching this, then I saw Janet Mann-Stewarts' comments. Its' usually parents losing children that makes me tear up but this made me teary for grown up children. I want to wake my daughter up to hug her. I'm going to hug her so much in the morning that she will think I have lost my mind and in a sense I have. We have to make sure this never happens again.

Author — 1drkstr


"whats her name?"
"janet ellen"
ive never experienced emotions this hard

Author — long chin man


It makes it really sad to know that he died just not much later after this interview. RIP Marine. Another unnecessary victim by the fucking government which sleeps every night safe in their own beds.

Author — Flying Dutchman


You can see the guy's face light up when he talks about his newborn child back home.
I looks like he was proud of her already.

When he says 'he's a natural born chicken' it don't mean what some folk might figure it does. 'Cos I've served with at least one hero and that's just the way that real humble heroes talk when they want to put us normal folk at our ease.

Author — AsDeadAsDillinger


Seems like a great guy. I was sad to read that he was killed. I served in the military, and you get a sense of the kind of guys who will have your back and those who won't. Mr. Mann strikes me as the first. God bless you sir. You sacrificed so others didn't have to. You are a true hero. 

Author — Tim Nolan


one of the greatest and saddest shout outs ever. I'm glad he got to send a message home. RIP Buddy Mann. God bless all you Vets.

Author — duder mcdude


Every time I watch this interview it breaks my heart. I served in Iraq and i can see the want to go home in his eyes like I had. God bless his daughter.

Author — Chronic Military Collector


My neighbor was killed in 1968 on his very last day in Vietnam, I was 6 years old and I remember the entire neighborhood was devasted. His name was Robert Marcantoni. Bobby's parents had a big banner tied to the telephone poles on our street saying welcome home Bobby. They never recovered from his death. The Vietnam war touched and tore a lot of lives apart. So sad!

Author — Carl Johnson


As soon as I found out he died this was heartbreaking...



He seemed so down to earth and a lovely man. Thankful for his service. Reading his daughters comment about him passing away shortly after this video was made brought me to tears. Rest In Peace Buddy Mann

Author — Benny_8


I did some research and he died in December which was a month after this was filmed. Very sad. I found out he was only 20 years old too... Now days, most 20 yr olds are really immature and so hearing that he already had a family back home really surprised me. I guess it was a different world back then...

Author — ivory jx


What a good hearted and sweet young man he seemed to be. Naturally he seemed to just wanted to be safe and at home. How terribly sad this is to see... God bless his soul and all Vets like this stand up man who served

Author — CLC 3111