American Expat, from Korea to Thailand: An interview of Robert Jerry Draughon by Roberta Draughon Goode

Roberta Draughon Goode (53) interviews her father, Robert Jerry Draughon (84) for future generations and for family history. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Jerry enlisted in the Korean War at age 17. An entrepreneur with a taste for adventure, he...

Progress and Paradox

John told me about his life and how he grew up in Japan and was involved in the Marines. He told me all about his family and the impact that they have had in his life. He was a very...

Grandparents

My grandfather’s life in the military. Their life and what they had to share about it

Ralph Kayler talks to a student from Pentwater Schools about his experiences in The Korean War.

Background information on Ralph Kayler before the war and why he joined. A discussion of his time in boot camp and various types of training he received. Information about his time in Germany before going to the Korean Penninsula. A...

Interview with my Dzia Dzia: part 3 of 3

In this section, I interview my grandfather about his career as a historian working for the government and as a professor of history. Also see parts 1 and 2

The Korean War Through the Eyes of a Soldier

Formal First class Sergeant of the 5th Regimental Combat Team of the U.S Infantry Bill Parker (85) describes his 13 month deployment in Korea during the Korean War (1950- 1953). When Sergeant Parker was interview by his grandson, Andrew Goetz...

Korean War Interview

My great grandfather and I talking about his experience in the Korean War