Scope and Contents
One folder of province political reports, newspaper clippings, correspondence and stories document John Graham's service in the Vietnam Conflict. Dates of materials are from 1965 to 1972.
Biographical / Historical
John Graham was born in 1942 in Tacoma, Washington. In 1971, Graham volunteered for the U.S. Foreign Service, beginning his fifteen year career of service. January 1971 - June 1972, Graham served with the Civil Operation and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) office at Hue and Thua Thien as the Chief of Development. During this time he also served as Senior Municipal Advisor, a political officer, and Deputy Province Senior Advisor. He was ranked as an FSO-5, the Foreign Service rank of Major. Graham was involved in the Easter Offensive of April/May 1972 and by the time of his retirement in 1980 as an FSO-3 (Colonel), he had received multiple civilian awards from both VSG and the Republic of Vietnam government. Graham then became the Executive Director of the Giraffe Project (www.giraffe.org /www.giraffe.org>), where he primarily gives public speeches and writes.