Vietnam War | Oral History

Vietnam War

OH 1909

For the Air America Oral History Project. Fighter pilot and U.S. Air Force veteran. Recounts his training as a fighter pilot during the war in Vietnam. Shares how he and a fellow pilots planes were shot down in Northern Laos and how Air America rescued them.

OH 1532

Real estate developer. His experiences concerning the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969.

OH 1151

College professor. Her experiences concerning the development of the Women's Studies Program at the University of North Texas, 1992-96; educational background; participation in student protests against the Vietnam War; activities with the National Organization of Women (NOW); origins of her interest in women writers; her role in the Women's Studies Program at UNT; her teaching philosophy and thoughts about “engaged feminism.”

OH 1656

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. Childhood in Chickasha, Oklahoma, and Fort Worth, Texas; enlistment in U.S. Army at age of fourteen; training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Ft. Benning, Georgia; deployment during Cuban Missile Crisis; discharge from Army and enlistment in U.S.

OH 1653

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. Vietnam War-era veteran. Childhood in Phoenix, Arizona; decision to enlist in U.S. Naval Reserves; active duty career, including service on USS Yorktown, USS Bonhomme Richard, and USS Oriskany, concluding with assignment to Naval Air Station Grand Prairie, Texas; “shellback” initiation; opinions regarding benefits of military service; daughter’s military service.

OH 1241

Journalist. His experiences concerning the Dallas, Texas, counterculture of the 1960s and his activities as editor of the underground newspaper, “Dallas Notes” His association with “Notes from the Underground” at Southern Methodist University, 1967; origins of the name “Stony Burns”; attitudes toward the Dallas Establishment; harassment by civil authorities; Vietnam War as an issue; relations with the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Times-Herald; business and financial operation of “Notes.”

OH 0953

His experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1969-70. Assignment to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh; treatment of endemic diseases; assignment to emergency room; triaging of patients; living conditions; drug addicts; battle casualties; medical treatment of civilians; social life; friendships; lasting effects of Vietnam experience.

OH 1710

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.

OH 0884

His experiences as an Army nurse in Vietnam, 1971. Psychiatric casualties at Long Binh; heroin detoxification center at Cam Ranh Bay.

OH 1542

Businessman. His experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969.