Jim Robinson and Thomas Graver

One Small Step partners Jim Robinson (68) and Thomas "Tom" Graver (60) share a conversation about their families and their political views and values. They also discuss their concern for the current state of American politics and talk about whether...

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!

Russ Greene on Returning from Military Service in 1968

Father talks about his military service, and what it was like to get involved in 1968 politics after his return.

Interview with an American citizen about his experience in the 1960s

In this interview I ask questions to a former Vietnam solider about his experience in the war, his experience in the 1960's and his thoughts on the current events in the 1960's

Grandfather interviewed about Vietnam era issues

This is a conversation with my Grandfather Fred Stidman about his experiences during the Vietnam war era when he was a college and then medical student (Johnson County Junior College, University of Kansas, and KU Med). During that tumultuous time,...

Grandad Ira's view on selective service.

For a school assignment I needed to interview my grandfather and ask him some questions about the draft for Vietnam, he never served but hes always been an opinionated man so I figured his interview would be very interesting.

“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...

Almost Drafted.

Pop, my grandfather, talked about how he almost got drafted, and how his family felt, and where they sent him to test if he was army material.

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...

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.

Tony Catanese (81) avoids fighting in the Vietnam War, saving his life.

Paige Catanese (15) interviews her dad, Tom (55), about his father, Tony (81), about how he barely escaped commanding an American Troop into the Vietnam War due to a thyroid gland condition, saving his life.

My brother’s Vietnam draft letter

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

Alton Walpole and David Bishop

Alton Walpole (76) speaks with friend and former colleague David Bishop (50) about his upbringing, his life experiences, and his film career.

Army Baseball

My dad tells the story of being drafted during Vietnam with a young family, and of his sports career in Germany that resulted.

Raymond Stattel and Theresa Stattel

Theresa Stattel (53) interviews her father, Raymond Stattel (93), about his time in the Air Force and his experience witnessing test blasts for the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project.

Dad as a teenager in the 1940’s (1)

We focused on Dad's teenage experiences: camping at Ten Mile River Scout Camp, getting into trouble with his friends in high school, working for Howard Hughes at LaGuardia Airport, his Dad's '46 Buick, Army surplus jeep and trying to enlist.