PEARSTON, Jim (b. 1946) | Oral History

PEARSTON, Jim (b. 1946)

Military Service: U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran

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For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Navy. Childhood in Rotan, Texs; father's military service; 1967 enlistment in U.S. Navy; service as hospital corpsman at naval hospitals in San Diego, Jacksonvilee, and Okinawa, and as a reconnaissance corpsman with a Marine unit in South Vietnam; difficulties in return to civilian life; enlistment in Naval Reserves; return to active duty; service aboard the USS Richard E. Byrd, at Naval Hospital Subic Bay, Philipines, Naval Aersospace Medical Research Laboratory, Pensacola, aboard the USS Prairie and USS Truxtun; break-up of two marriages; separation from Navy; work as a career counselor for military veterans; reconciliation with children; third marriage.

Date of Interview: December 5, 2007

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