Ernest Mathewson talks about his experience being drafted in the Vietnam era and why that might not have been a bad thing to happen to him

James Connolly interviews his grandfather, Ernest Mathewson. Ernest describes his experiences with luck and fate. Ernest started as a somewhat troubled middle school student. During high school he was sent to a military school where his grades drastically improved and...

My grandfathers journey through the army

Avery Mendola interviews her grandfather when he talks about his past experience in the Army. Her grandfather joined the military when he was 18 and was in the Army for 28 years. He was deployed to the Vietnam War and...

Abby Prosser interviews her grandfather, Don Prosser

Abby Prosser interviews her grandfather, Don Prosser in Plumstead, Pennsylvania on January 10, 2020. They discuss Don’s story, as he was the youngest eagle scout in the United States giving him the opportunity to attend West Point off full scholarship...

John Boles: Lieutenant Colonel, US Air-Force

Malcolm Raupp interviews John Boles, who was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Vietnam War. John is Malcolm’s step-grandfather. John talks about missions he performed while in the Air-Force such has, rescue missions, dropping bombs and napalm, and many other tasks....

“I wanted nothing to do with the war”

This is a story of my grandfather who lived in Kansas at the time of the Vietnam war, and how he was able to avoid the draft. He watch his fraternity brothers get drafted into the war where some of...

7th Grade / Geiger / 6th Period

We talked about my dad’s immigration process and feelings when he moved from Saigon, Vietnam to Texas. He talked about what an eye-opening experience it was, and how many different things he learned when he came here.

Grandpa interview

This is what it was like for my grandpa during his life and time during the war

“We got the message that the Russians were coming”: Growing Up in the Sixties and Seventies

America was very different place in the post-Cold War era. A brother, father, and friend recounts being a kid in the 60’s and 70’s: the fears of Vietnam, the underlying presence of Russian threats, and the happiness of childhood despite...

Coming to the United States from Vietnam

my mom speaks about her experience coming to america

Thanksgiving Listen

Me and my grandfather talked about his life, what he took from his service, and how his upbringing, and the people around him has changed him, and how he has unto them.

Getting Veterans stories out – Bar Mitzvah Project

I interviewed Lester Lichter about his time in Vietnam.

Getting to know my mom’s past

My mom talked about something she really liked to do as a child. And she went into the part of her life that was really horrible for her and emotional to talk about.

Interview on the Vietnam war

I interviewed my grandpa about his experience with the Vietnam war.

Earl Smith’s Life Story

This interview is about my grandpa Earl Smith, and his life. We talked about his growing up in Boonsboro, Maryland; his military career and his years as a teacher. Along with his personal life as a father, husband, and grandfather.


The life of a Vietnamese American.

interview with my mom

I asked my mom (norm 1962) about pop culture and the consumption of media

Tata’s Military History

We talked about my Grandfather’s history in the military. The places, people, and schools that shape people in the service.

Loosing His Mom, Raised by His Sister, Drafted to Vietnam War, Finding the Love of His Life

My grandpa, 91 years old, begins by telling about his childhood when his mother passed as a result of the Great Depression. Thus, papa’s older sister, Helen, decided to take on a heavy role of raising him and his brothers....

Interview with dad

I interviewed my dad about his life before and after he escaped from Vietnam


A lot of childhood and teenage memories. War’s affect on a military family. What do you think about today’s society?