Veterans Oral Histories

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Interview Date

4-17-2011

Abstract

00:50 Joined the Air Force on the buddy system (after he got his draft); 1:18 Vietnam service stories; 2:41 He got married, then 41 days later, sent to Hawaii for 6 months training; 4:20 "Scary part of his tour;" 8:55 Agent Orange; 15:40 Difficulty with wife - having to keep communication; 17:01 Post-Vietnam; 17:07 Public's reaction to him coming home; 17:30 Compares to now (the troops being welcomed home); 17:35 Q: The one thing he missed from home - A: "The freedom to do what I wanted to do;" 18:38 Negative effect on him - that his service was not recognized

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