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Don Forbes & Reckless (Live) Cafe Road Kill

Don Forbes & Reckless (Live) Cafe Road Kill

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"We Just Did What We Were Told" 


"Beautiful, haunting, and expresses perfectly the predicament soldiers were in, as well as the overall mood of the country. The images were just right!
Best wishes to you and welcome home!"
Sincerely, Ken Burns 

Forbes, a Vietnam vet, wrote and recorded "We Just Did What We Were Told" in 1998 , and made the video below in 2018. In 2015 he attended a reunion in Sacramento with fellow Blackhawks of the 7th Squadron, 1st Air Cav Regiment, and had a chance to ride in a Huey for the first time in nearly 50 years. He shot the footage in the opening scenes of the video on that flight flying at treetop level down the Feather River near Marysville.

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