21 Jul 2016

Vietnam War entertainers finally get gong for efforts

From Morning Report, 8:58 am on 21 July 2016
The Hi-Marks album cover

The Hi-Marks album cover Photo: K-Tel

After waiting four decades, some local entertainers have received medals for their work during the Vietnam War.

Paul Naera from The Hi-Marks looks back on exciting but dangerous times for musicians who tried to make a living in a war zone.

" we got caught up in a couple of rocket attacks, but you expect those things in a war zone."

"Every time you finished your show, you played that song "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place' ...and if your show wasn't going well, you'd play that song at the end, and you'd get a standing ovation."