Veterans Oral Histories

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Interview Date

4-11-2012

Abstract

0:36 Early life/parents; 2:12 Remembering Pearl Harbor/WWII; 3:25 School in Germany; 4:30 Father's military experience; 5:50 Time at Virginia Tech - ROTC; 7:30 Graduation, entering into Army Infantry school; 9:30 Flight School; 11:29 Becoming a maintenance officer; 12:42 Dealing with segregation; 14:48 Went to Korea; 18:28 Ft. Braff - 82nd Airborne; 20:00 Germany - 14th Armored Cav.; 20:57 What he knew about Vietnam; 21:42 1st impressions about Vietnam; 22:58 1st Battalion - 5th Cav. - Exec. officer; 26:41 No off duty time; 27:00 Thoughts on Vietnamese; 27:44 1st Combat; 30:00 Soldiers drowning; 32:00 Defining moment of 1st tour; 32:56 Continuing training; 33:51 Chief of International Standardization; 37:45 Taking on a 2nd Tour; 38:52 Advisor to 8th ARVN regiment; 40:20 Bridging the language gap; 41:00 Easter offensive; 42:30 Bronze Star/Defining Moment; 44:50 Thoughts on corruption; 46:30 Coming home - reactions; 49:14 Command and General Staff College/Teaching Jobs; 52:00 Thoughts on popular representation of the Vietnam War; 53:30 Going back to Vietnam; 56:20 Closing Thoughts.

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