Barbara Keith

“I really believed we were there for all the right reasons, but I came home with all the wrong ones.” Barbara “Bobbie” Keith was recruited by the United States Agency of International Development (USAID) in 1966, and in 1967 was sent to Saigon. Although her original duties consisted of paper pushing and secretarial jobs, Keith, due to her beauty and intelligence,  was asked to be the morning weather girl. Her segment was broadcasted to anyone with a TV in Vietnam daily, and she became famous to both Americans and Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. Stationed in Saigon during the Tet Offensive (1968), Keith recalls countless days of mortar rounds, flying around the entire war due to her fame, and her undying support for the young soldiers. 

Barbara Keith
Barbara Keith

Image from Viera Voice article "Former weather girl still wants to wander around the world" by Maria Sonnenberg

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Keith during a weather broadcast
Keith during a weather broadcast

Image from Viera Voice article "Former weather girl still wants to wander around the world" by Maria Sonnenberg

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Barbara Keith
Barbara Keith

Image from Viera Voice article "Former weather girl still wants to wander around the world" by Maria Sonnenberg

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Conversation with Barbara Keith
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