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(KSL News) One of the highlights of Dick Nourse's 43-year-career at KSL has to be his assignment to cover the Vietnam War back in 1967.
Let's look back 40 years when he became a war correspondent for a few weeks. The Vietnam War was raging in 1967. This country was divided over the issue. So, Dick and photographer Larry Finigan visited major land and air bases, remote outposts, and navy warships for reaction from our servicemen and women.
Everywhere they went they found Utahns. "With me are seaman Denny Wright from Milford, Utah, and also seaman Lloyd Vance from Price, Utah," Dick explained in one interview.
In other interviews Dick found servicemen and women from Panguitch, Ogden, Kanab, Murray and more. He says talking with the Utah troops and sending their stories back home from a war-torn country was probably the highlight of his career.
Dick also enjoyed talking with the Vietnamese children. He says it's hard to believe those little guys are now 45 or 50 years old today, if they survived. Dick says they were cute kids and very bright, and the little girls were dolls, every one of them.
"The Vietnamese are beautiful people," Dick said.