Veterans Coming Home

It’s not easy being a queer pacifist Vietnam vet

Episode 6 | 6m 42s

Mike Felker was a closeted gay man supporting Marines as a Hospital Corpsman in Vietnam. In the 1970s he came out but had to had to hide his status as a veteran. Mike’s experience moved him to help found Veterans for Peace. As a gay man and combat medic, he has an important perspective on recent events. We were with Mike at the Philly Pride Parade when he heard the news about events in Orlando.

Aired: 06/24/16

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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VETERANS COMING HOME (VCH) is a project by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Kindling Group, and Wisconsin Public Television. This video was produced with support from WHYY in Philadelphia.