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Vietnam War: Looking Back (part 2), Experiencing War, Stories from the Veterans History Project, Library of Congress
Fifty years after the fact, the Vietnam War remains part of our collective national consciousness. For the veterans who served during this era, this conflict has particular meaning. Each of these veterans experienced the war in a unique, individual way; no two stories are the same. As veteran Tom Hagel has explained, “When we think of wars – whether it’s Vietnam or any other war – we think of it as a unitary subject … but there are millions of Vietnam Wars.”

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War, the Veterans History Project will be highlighting a series of collections from this era. They are but a few of the “millions of Vietnam Wars” embodied by the stories of Vietnam veterans. These interviews represent a wide variety of branches, service locations, and military roles; collectively, they illuminate the dramatic—and ongoing—effects of the war on those who participated. See also: [part 1] [part 3] [read news release]
Image: Richard Lyman BatesRichard Lyman Bates
AIR FORCE
Vietnam War

Audio Interview
Image: Mary Elizabeth BreedMary Elizabeth Breed
ARMY
Vietnam War

Audio Interview
Image: George Paris Davis, IIIGeorge Paris Davis, III
ARMY
Vietnam War

Video Interview, Photos
Image: Richard R. DeLeonRichard R. DeLeon
ARMY
Vietnam War

Audio Interview, Photos
Image: Michael Patrick FelkerMichael P. Felker
NAVY
Vietnam War

Video Interview, Photos
Image: Floyd Harold KushnerFloyd Harold Kushner
ARMY
Vietnam War

Audio Interview, Memoir
Image: David Henryk MasuoDavid Henryk Masuo
AIR FORCE
Vietnam War

Video Interview
Image: James M. MayerJames M. Mayer
ARMY
Vietnam War

Video Interview
Image: Joseph Horace McHenryJoseph H. McHenry
ARMY
Vietnam War

Video Interview, Official Documents
Image: Thomas Nelson MoeThomas Nelson Moe
NAVY
AIR FORCE

Vietnam War

Video Interview
Image: Janis Alyce NarkJanis Alyce Nark
ARMY NURSE CORPS
Vietnam War

Video Interview
Image: John Vincent PletzJohn Vincent Pletz
COAST GUARD
Vietnam War

Audio Interview
Image: James Andrew SawvellJames Andrew Sawvell
ARMY
Vietnam War

Video Interview, Photos, Official Documents
Image: Fred Carl Venrick Fred Carl Venrick
MARINE CORPS
Vietnam War

Video Interview
Image: Arthur B. Wiknik, Jr.Arthur B. Wiknik, Jr.
ARMY
Vietnam War

Video Interview, Photos
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