My First Day in Vietnam
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New May 2022! A helicopter gunner describes being shot down on his first day in Vietnam. Archival footage of the war is included.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Military-81**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • It could be said that Mr. Mundell had a serendipitous first day in Vietnam. Using context cues, have your students define serendipity.

To learn more about Vietnam, check out the full program this segment is edited from: History in the First Person: Serving in the Vietnam War.

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.