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.

My brother’s Vietnam draft letter

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

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.

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.

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.

“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...

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.

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.

Fred Jones and Rachel Schmidt

Rachel Schmidt (41) sits down with her father, Fred Jones (79), to ask him about his young adult years. Fred shares stories from his time studying at the Georgia Institute of Technology and from his time serving in the U.S....

Eugene Bihn

Interview with my dad on the day after Thanksgiving 2021. He is the youngest of 13 kids, a Vietnam Veteran, married 41 years, and father of 2.

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!