My brother’s Vietnam draft letter

A brief remembrance if the day my brother opened his draft letter.

Basement talks

Interviewing the man who developed the guidance systems that put men in space.

Interview with Grandpa

Jack Toney (age 15) interviews his grandfather David for a few minutes in his past.

An interview with Grandpa Charleston about the Vietnam War

My grandpa talks about his experience with being drafted in the war and how he felt about the United States being involved in the war.

Transitioning from Duke University to the NFL 1972 – 1973

Ernest Jackson played defense back and running back as a senior for Duke University in 1971. He is the is the only player to win ACC offense player of the week and ACC defense player of the week in the...

“I was drafted into the US army at age 20”

“My tank was severely broken and instead of giving up, I became the cooking sergeant.” On January 6th, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, Caroline Rehder sat down with her grandfather, Greg Palmer, to hear his experiences from being drafted into...

Talking to Michael Schwarz About the Vietnam War

In this interview, conducted on November 25, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama, Mallory Barry interviews her Grandpa, Michael Schwarz. They discuss his draft into the Vietnam War and life during his time. They also discuss when his daughter found him and...

Close to war: the Vietnam draft

In the early 70s, Mark Hoffeld, was shocked when he received a draft letter to go to war. I, Jacob Silverstein (14), interviewed my grandpa Mark Hoffeld (71), on January 7, 2020. I interviewed him over the phone while I...

"Don't Volunteer"! Just kidding…

Thomas was drafted and served with distinction, but he never signed up for that life!

The Vietnam Experience

Gary Terry was in the Army for 2 years in Vietnam. This is his story of the experience he had before, during, and after the war.

Interview with Dad

We talked about life and hopes; about his work life, relationship with family, and briefly about the loss of Bonnie, his daughter

Brent Carter Interview

Interview of my Grandfather regarding his life, and specifically his diving career.