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    Vietnam War POW Leon Ellis Oral History Interview

    Leon Ellis served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. His plane was shot down during a bombing run and he was held in North Vietnam as a prisoner of war for five years. Mr. Ellis…

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    Vietnam War Correspondent Joseph Galloway Oral History Interview

    Joseph Galloway was a correspondent for United Press International during the Vietnam War. He described his time in the war zone including his first day in country. In 1998, Mr. Galloway received…

    456 views
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    Vietnam War Nurse Donna Rowe Oral History Interview

    Donna Curtis Rowe served as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War. She described her training, experiences, and interactions with the Vietnamese people in this interview from the Veterans…

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    Vietnam War Veteran Charlotte Henry Oral History Interview

    Charlotte Henry was a U.S. Air Force dog handler during the Vietnam War. She remembered some of the dogs she trained and nights patrolling the base perimeter. She also discussed her struggles…

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    Vietnam War Veteran Oliver Halle Oral History Interview

    Oliver Halle served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War on a swift boat crew used to patrol the coast and rivers to intercept munitions being trafficked by the North Vietnamese. He recalled…

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    Robbie Certain, Wife of Vietnam War POW Robert Certain, Oral History Interview

    Robbie Certain’s husband, U.S. Air Force navigator Robert Certain, was captured and held as a prisoner of war for 100 days during the Vietnam War. She recalled receiving the news of his…

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    Vietnam War Veteran Robert Certain Oral History Interview

    Robert Certain was a U.S. Air Force B-52 navigator during the Vietnam War. While on a bombing mission over Hanoi, his plane was shot down, and he was captured by the North Vietnamese and held for…

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    Vietnam War Nurse Virginia Lee Dornheggen Oral History Interview

    Virginia Lee Dornheggen recounted her time as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War. She described injuries she treated, the night the hospital came under fire, and the job’s impact on her…

    638 views
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    "Donut Dolly" Camilla Meyerson Oral History Interview

    Camilla Meyerson recounted her time as a Red Cross “Donut Dolly” during the Vietnam War. “Donut Dollies” were women tasked with boosting soldier morale in active war zones. They would help them…

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    Vietnam War Veteran Clyde Romero Oral History Interview

    Clyde Romero served two tours during the Vietnam War. He recalled his first tour as a U.S. Army helicopter scout pilot and descibed what it’s like to be shot down. He discussed the high risks…

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    Vietnam War Veteran David Taylor Oral History Interview

    David Vassar Taylor recounted his time as a clerk in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He described the segregation of black and white troops as well as the discrimination he experienced at…

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    Vietnam War Veteran Milton Jones Oral History Interview

    Milton Jones recalled his service as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War. He talked about his initial reluctance to serve in Vietnam and his journey to meet his unit in Khe Sanh. This video is…

    216 views
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    James and Tuy-Cam Bullington Vietnam War Oral History Interview

    U.S. State Department foreign service officer James Bullington was assigned to Vietnam during the war. It was there he met his future wife, Tuy-Cam, a foreign service national, who served…

    522 views
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    Tom Reilly Vietnam War Oral History Interview

    Veteran Tom Reilly talked about his Vietnam War service, including his time as an Army radio operator and a war correspondent for the Stars and Stripes newspaper. He also described his…

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    Charlie McMahon Oral History Interview on the Vietnam War

    Vietnam War veteran Charlie McMahon talked about his Marine Corps service, his chance meeting in Vietnam with journalist Catherine LeRoy, and his time with “CAP,” the Combined Action…

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    Witness to War Interviews on Vietnam

    Founder and managing director of the Witness to War Foundation Tom Beaty described the combat veteran interviews in their Vietnam War collection. He also discussed the foundation’s mission…

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    National Archives Display of Vietnam War-Era Helicopters

    Pilots talked about their experiences flying Huey helicopters during the Vietnam War. Three of these helicopters were on display outside the National Archives' just-opened, first-ever…

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    Ed Freeman Oral History Interview

    Captain Ed “Too Tall” Freeman, a helicopter pilot who flew his unarmed helicopter into Landing Zone X-Ray to help deliver ammunition, supplies, and to rescue wounded soldiers, talked about his…

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    George Forrest Oral History Interview

    Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive interviewed veterans from the Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. It was…

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    Tracy Black Enders Oral History Interview

    The Vietnam Center and Archive interviewed veterans of the 1965 Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. Included in the collection is an interview with Tracy Black Enders, the daughter of a…

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