Show-business legend Ann-Margret entertained troops in Southeast Asia in 1966 and 1968, and she remains an active and ardent supporter of Vietnam veterans to this day. In this episode, she sits down with Jim Knotts to talk about why she went to Vietnam and what those trips have meant to her — personally and professionally — in the five decades since.

This podcast originally appeared on Echoes of the Vietnam War episode 42 This year, Ann-Margret turns 81.

Ann Margret entertains the troops in Vietnam with a song and dance at the 9th Infantry Division Headquarters during Bob Hope?s annual Christmas show.


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