Four Corners Public Radio | By KSUT Staff
Published November 8, 2021, at 2:46 PM MSTRod Grove at 20 years old in Vietnam.                                                                                                     Used with permission of Rod Grove/

Hear this story and others on the Native Braids website.

Rod Grove landed in Vietnam on his 20th birthday, and served in the army there for just over a year. But the experience left a permanent imprint on his life. In the first of two interview excerpts, Rod talks with Bird Red about the intensities of daily life as a young soldier, the terrifying events, rodents and insects.

Rod Grove is a member of the Southern Ute Tribe.

Native Braids is a co-production of KSUT Tribal Radio and independent producer Adam Burke.

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Native Braids episodes can be heard on both Tribal Radio and Four Corners Public Radio at the following times:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 7:50 AM during Morning Edition               Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:50 PM during All Things Considered

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