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Spoken Word: Aural Histories of Vietnam 

Links to personal accounts and stories of the Vietnam War as told by those who experienced it.

Virtual Vietnam Oral History
In 1999 the Vietnam Center initiated the Oral History Project. An element of the Vietnam Archive, the mission of the Oral History Project is to create and preserve a more complete record of the wars in Southeast Asia by preserving, through recorded interviews, the recollections and experiences of the men and women who participated in these wars, as well as those military and civilian personnel involved in activities surrounding the wars on the homefront. The Archive believes that the history of the wars in Southeast Asia is not complete without the inclusion of the voices of the men and women who were involved in the wars. Texas Tech University. (HistoricalVoices.org)


StoryCorps: a national project to instruct and inspire people to record each others' stories in sound.

Carol Harllee interviews her father Robert.
"What was it like being a chaplain at war in Vietnam?"
(1:10) (StoryCorps)

James Jordan Interviewed by Jacqueline Gore
Jacquelyn Gore of Independence, West Virginia, brought her father, James Jordan of Lake Lynn, Pennsylvania to the StoryCorps booth in Morgantown. She asker her father about his first experiences as a young soldier in Vietnam.
(5:07) (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)

Michael Crowe tells his son about his sergeant during the Vietnam War. "I'm sure for the rest of his life he's had nightmares, and he's had a tortured, tortured soul."
(1:03) (StoryCorps)

Bruce Wolcott and Rich Hawkins both served in The Vietnam War. Here, Bruce interviews his good friend Rich. (3:59) (StoryCorps)


Other stories...

Expert on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder speaks at KVCC
WMUK Local with Gordon Evans, April 10, 2006

A Vietnam Vet: In His Own Words
NPR News & Notes with Ed Gordon, April 29, 2005

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Alix Spiegel
Thirty years ago no one believed that the psychological problems suffered by Vietnam soldiers were caused by their service in the war. Producer Alix Spiegel documents the evolution of post-traumatic stress disorder from a nameless experience into an officially recognized medical condition. (12:10) (text)

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