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Interview with Larry Berman
Item Number: OH0572   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 9]

Larry Berman, a professor of political science and noted expert on the Vietnam War, discusses the role of President Richard M. Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in ending American participation in the Vietnam War.

Author(s): Bob Horton

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Larry Berman Collection (Personal Papers)

Added: 07 Feb 2008[Updated: 13 Aug 2013]
Interview with Barry Zorthian
Item Number: OH0849   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 15]

Barry Zorthian discusses the career of Douglas Pike, the role of JUSPAO in Vietnam, and other topics related to the Vietnam War.

Author(s): Bob Horton

Item Creation Date: 18 January 2005

Collection: Barry Zorthian Collection

Added: 22 Sep 2011[Updated: 05 Nov 2013]
Interview with Shirley Johnson
Item Number: OH0224   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

[Number of Pages: 72]

In 1970, during her husband's captivity in Vietnam, Mrs. Johnson became a member of the League of Families, a group dedicated to writing letters to and lobbying government officials for information on prisoners of war. Her dedication enabled her to send 12 letters and receive 32 from her husband

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Author(s): Stephen Maxner

Item Creation Date: 12 August 2002

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 05 Feb 2008[Updated: 06 Feb 2008]
Interview with Phong Xuan Nguyen
Item Number: OH0250   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 1]

(RVN) Phong Xuan Nguyen, originally from the village of Bac Tri in southern Vietnam, served in a variety of posts in the government of the Republic of Vietnam. Born in 1936, Phong was educated at the Lycee Chasseloup Laubat in Saigon, the Lycee Michelet in Paris, the University of London, and

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Author(s): Richard B. Verrone, PhD

Item Creation Date: 25 September 2002

Collection: Phong Xuan Nguyen Collection

Added: 13 Jan 2003[Updated: 31 Jan 2013]
Interview with Fred Wayne Boling
Item Number: OH0071   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

[Number of Pages: 33]

(USAF) Fred Wayne Boling was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. He attended college at Texas Tech University where he participated in the Air Force ROTC program. Upon graduation in 1970, Mr. Boling attended several specialized/advanced Air Force training programs. Mr. Boling served in Vietnam from

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Item Creation Date: 16 November 2000

Collection: Fred Boling Collection

Added: 15 Nov 2001[Updated: 26 Oct 2015]
Interview with Sam Johnson
Item Number: OH0086   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 33]

(USAF) (POW) Congressman Sam Johnson served two tours with the USAF in Vietnam. During his first tour (1965-1966) he served at MACV headquarters in Saigon in the Emergency Action Center. During his second tour (1966-1973) he served in Ubon, Thailand, flying an F-4 on trail interdiction and bombing

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Item Creation Date: 12 March 2001

Collection: Sam Johnson Collection

Added: 13 Sep 2001[Updated: 27 Oct 2010]
Interview with Rex Rectanus
Item Number: OH0361   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 28]

In this interview, Vice Admiral Earl 'Rex' Rectanus discusses his career in the U.S. Navy. Rectanus was a noted intelligence officer, and served under Admiral Elmo Zumwalt during the Vietnam War. Vice Admiral Rectanus passed away on 7 December 2009, before the completion of this interview.

Author(s): Richard Verrone

Item Creation Date: 20 May 2004

Collection: Vice Admiral Earl F. (Rex) Rectanus Collection

Added: 29 Jun 2006[Updated: 03 Oct 2019]
Interview with Russell McDonald
Item Number: OH0156   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 37]

(USN) Russell McDonald served with the United States Navy off the coast of Vietnam from 1965 to 1969. He served as a boson's mate and ship serviceman on the USS Montrose and USS Seminole.

Author(s): Stephen Maxner

Item Creation Date: 4 April 2001

Collection: Russell McDonald, Sr. Collection

Added: 11 Dec 2001[Updated: 06 Feb 2008]
Interview with Mike Mercer
Item Number: OH0076   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 58]

(USA) Mike Mercer served in Vietnam in the 557th Light Equipment Co. and the 168th Engineers in Di An and Quan Loi from 1967-1968. He participated in the TET OFFENSIVE '68. (This interview was made possible through grants from the Helen Jones and CH Foundations)

Author(s): Kim Sawyer

Item Creation Date: 13 January 2001

Collection: Mike Mercer Collection

Added: 11 Dec 2001[Updated: 04 Feb 2008]
Interview with Jimmy B. Pickens
Item Number: OH0675   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 1]

Mr. Pickens discusses his service in Vietnam with the 22nd Military Airlift Squadron from 1964 to 1967 as a C-124 navigator. From 1971 to 1972 Mr. Pickens also served in Vietnam as an airlift staff officer for the 834th Air Division/7th Air Force Airlift Division.

Author(s): Natalie Swindle

Item Creation Date: 11 March 2009

Collection: Jimmy B. Pickens Collection

Added: 17 Apr 2009[Updated: 20 Feb 2017]
Interview with Barry Zorthian
Item Number: OH0540   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 170]

(AP) Head of Associated Press stationed in Vietnam from 1965 to 1968, Barry Zorthian, discusses some of hie experiences and opinions concerning the Vietnam War.

Author(s): Richard B. Verrone, PhD

Item Creation Date: 25 July 2006

Collection: Barry & Margaret Zorthian Collection

Added: 22 Sep 2011[Updated: 22 Feb 2016]
Interview with Buck Lanier
Item Number: OH0642   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 123]

Journalist William B. 'Buck' Lanier discusses his experiences as a Vietnam War correspondent from 1966 to 1970. Lanier wrote for the Ridder News Agency.

Author(s): Kelly Crager

Item Creation Date: 14 October 2008

Collection: William B. (Buck) Lanier

Added: 14 Oct 2008[Updated: 03 Mar 2015]
Interview with Elmer Hale
Item Number: OH0247   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 1]

(USA) Elmer D. Hale, originally from Lawrenceville, Illinois served in the U.S. Army in 1967 and 1968 as an infantryman with C Co., 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division in the Central Highlands area. He took part in the aftermath of the TET OFFENSIVE in and around Kontum and in the

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Item Creation Date: 09 December 2002

Collection: Mr. Elmer Hale Collection

Added: 09 Dec 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2007]
Interview with Sandra Craig
Item Number: OH0373   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 148]

(Civilian) Sandra L. Craig, originally from Tampa, Florida, is the wife of former U.S. Navy pilot Captain Ken Craig. Ken flew over 300 combat missions in A-4E Skyhawks and A-6A Intruders over South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and Laos on three different cruises in 1966, 1971, and 1972. Sandy grew up

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Author(s): Richard Verrone, PhD

Item Creation Date: 26 July 2004

Collection: Sandra "Sandy" Craig Collection

Added: 12 Aug 2004[Updated: 14 May 2010]
Interview with John Condon
Item Number: OH0294   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 82]

(U.S. Foreign Service) John P. Condon, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma served with the U.S. Foreign Service from 1960 until 1980 with service in Morocco, Germany, Tunisia, Algieria, South Vietnam, Lebanon, and France. In South Vietnam, John served as Labor Attache in the U.S. Embassy from 1964

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Author(s): Richard Verrone

Item Creation Date: 07 May 2003

Collection: John P. Condon Collection

Added: 09 May 2003[Updated: 26 Oct 2015]
Interview with James Laible
Item Number: OH0144   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

[Number of Pages: 86]

(USA) James Laible served with the US Army in Vietnam as a Medical Service Corps officer from 1967 to 1968. He served principally with the 4th Infantry Division.

Author(s): Stephen Maxner

Item Creation Date: 21 August 2002

Collection: James Laible Collection

Added: 26 Aug 2002[Updated: 06 Feb 2008]
Interview with Phillip F. Thomas
Item Number: OH0525   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 236]

Philip Thomas discusses his career in the United States Foreign Service in Southeast Asia in the 1960s and 1970s.

Author(s): Laura M. Calkins, PhD

Item Creation Date: 11 April 2006

Collection: Phillip F. Thomas Collection

Added: 29 Jan 2008[Updated: 11 Oct 2013]
Interview with Michael O'Halloran Smith
Item Number: OH0551   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 113]

In this interview, Michael Smith discusses his tours of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy. Smith flew search-and-rescue helicopters based off of aircraft carriers in his first tour, and then later returned to Vietnam as a pilot with HA(L)-3 Seawolves.

Author(s): Richard B. Verrone, PhD

Item Creation Date: 29 November 2006

Collection: Michael O. Smith Collection

Added: 01 Feb 2008[Updated: 06 Nov 2018]
Interview with I. Thomas Sheppard
Item Number: OH0444   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 393]

(USA) Tom Sheppard was born in 1930 in Orange NJ and attended the New York State Maritime Academy for two years. He was drafted into the US Army in 1951, completing Basic and AIT training at Fort Dix NJ. He completed Artillery OCS in 1952 and was commissioned as a Regular Army second lieutenant.

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Author(s): Laura M. Calkins, PhD

Item Creation Date: 03 October 2005

Collection: Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2006[Updated: 14 May 2010]
Interview with William LeGro
Item Number: OH0431   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 1]

In this interview Col. William E. LeGro describes his military career, which spanned from 1943 until 1977. Entering the military in 1943 as an enlisted soldier, LeGro served in the pacific duringWorld War II and left the military in 1945. In 1949, LeGro returned to the Army as an officer and

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Author(s): Laura M. Calkins, PhD

Item Creation Date: 23 June 2005

Collection: Colonel William E. LeGro Collection

Added: 29 Jan 2008[Updated: 14 May 2010]
Interview with Michael Igoe
Item Number: OH0546   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 243]

In this interview, U.S. Army veteran Mike Igoe discusses his experiences as a Military Police Sentry Dog handler. Igoe served in Pleiku and Ban Me Thout during his tour in Vietnam, 1968-1969.

Author(s): Richard B. Verrone, PhD

Item Creation Date: 01 December 2006

Collection: Michael Igoe Collection

Added: 21 Aug 2006[Updated: 11 Oct 2013]
Interview with Ronnie Lee Houston
Item Number: OH0344   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 82]

(USAF) Ronnie Lee Houston was born in 1944 in Ozona TX and attended Texas Tech University before entering the Air Force. He completed Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, TX, and Navigator Training at Mather AFB, CA, as well as specialized weapons systems training for F-4 aircraft at Davis

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Author(s): Laura M. Calkins, PhD

Item Creation Date: 22 January 2004

Collection: Ronnie Lee Houston Collection

Added: 09 Feb 2004[Updated: 25 Jan 2008]
Interview with Janice J. Carney
Item Number: OH0426   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 140]

(USA) Janice J. Carney was born (as John) in Cambridge MA and enlisted in the US Army in 1969. After training at Ft Dix NJ, Ft Sam Houston TX, and Ft Polk LA, Janice arrived in Vietnam in July 1970. She was originally assigned to the 666th Transportation Corps near Phu Bai, but moved the the 39th

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Author(s): Laura M. Calkins, PhD

Item Creation Date: 24 May 2005

Collection: Janice Josephine Carney Collection

Added: 12 Aug 2005[Updated: 30 Jan 2008]
Interview with Thomas J. Barnes
Item Number: OH0371   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 388]

(USA/Foreign Service) Thomas J. Barnes was born in St. Paul, MN in 1930. He earned a BA in 1950 and an MA in 1951, both from the University of Minnesota. Tom was commissioned in the US Army in 1951 and, as an interrogator, he was assigned first to the 500th MI Group in Japan and then to the 525th

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Author(s): Laura M. Calkins, PhD

Item Creation Date: 11 February 2004

Collection: Thomas J. Barnes Collection

Added: 21 Jul 2004[Updated: 20 May 2008]
Interview with Jim Roper
Item Number: OH0647   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 165]

Col. Jim Roper (USAF, retired) discusses his experiences as a Forward Air Controller in Southeast Asia. Roper served with the Covey FACs in Pleiku, as well as with the Raven FACs in Laos. He returned to Southeast Asia as part of Operation Flycatcher, an effort to train Cambodian FACs prior to the

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Author(s): Kelly Crager

Item Creation Date: 30 October 2008

Collection: Jim Roper Collection

Added: 09 Dec 2008[Updated: 15 Apr 2015]
Interview with John McNown, Jr.
Item Number: OH0336   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

[Number of Pages: 169]

(USA) John R. McNown, Jr., served in the U.S. Army from 1967 until 1972. He was in South Vietnam as a First Lieutenant from July 1968 until July 1969. While in Vietnam, John served as a Platoon Leader and, on several occasions, Acting Company Commander in Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 20th

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Author(s): Richard Verrone

Item Creation Date: 13 September 2003

Collection: John R. McNown, Jr. Collection

Association: Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, 11th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division Association

Added: 30 Jan 2004[Updated: 26 Jan 2009]
Interview with Richard E. Carey
Item Number: OH0443   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 518]

Lt. Gen. Richard E. Carey (USMC, ret.) discusses his experiences during his career in the U.S. Marine Corps. Carey served during the Korean War, and during the Vietnam War where he directed the Marine Corps participation in the evacuation of Saigon in April 1975.

Author(s): Laura M. Calkins, PhD

Item Creation Date: 19 September 2005

Collection: Lt.Gen. Richard E. Carey Collection

Added: 25 Jan 2008[Updated: 05 Sep 2012]
Interview with Stan Cherrie
Item Number: OH0543   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 228]

In this interview, Brig. Gen. Stan Cherrie (U.S. Army, retired) discusses his two tours of duty in Vietnam. Cherrie served as a helicopter gunship pilot in his first tour, 1967-1968, with 191st Assault Helicopter Company. Cherrie returned for a second tour of duty in 1971, serving as a troop

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Author(s): Laura M. Calkins, PhD

Item Creation Date: 07 July 2006

Collection: Stanley F. Cherrie Collection

Added: 29 Jan 2008[Updated: 11 Oct 2013]
Interview with Robert Kreger
Item Number: OH0448   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 267]

Robert Kreger discusses his experiences with the Special Forces in Vietnam, as well as his time as a rifle company commander with the 23rd Americal Division.

Author(s): Laura M. Calkins, PhD

Item Creation Date: 28 October 2005

Collection: Dr. Robert D. Kreger Collection

Added: 29 Jan 2008[Updated: 25 Jun 2009]
Interview with Cornelius (Neil) J. Carmody
Item Number: OH0519   (Click For More Item Information)
 Oral History

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[Number of Pages: 374]

Cornelius 'Neil' Carmody (Captain, USN, ret.) discusses his experiences in the US Navy. Carmody was captain of the USS Bordelon , as well as an LST, and served as Naval attaché in Saigon, 1974-1975. Carmody was one of the last members of the US Navy to evacuate Saigon in April 1975.

Author(s): Laura M. Calkins, PhD

Item Creation Date: 16 February 2006

Collection: CAPT Cornelius (Neil) J. Carmody Collection

Added: 29 Jan 2008[Updated: 26 Mar 2012]