Subjects:Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Vietnam War (1961-1975), Veterans, Republic of South Vietnam (1954-1975), War stories, War, combat, soldiers, Draft, United States Army
This collection consists of audio recorded interviews with 22 southeastern Kentucky military veterans who served in combat during the Vietnam War. Generally the interviews focus on the personal, social, and emotional aspects of wartime military service instead of technical accounts of battles, logistics, and military operations. Subjects include personal military experience (being drafted or enlisting), education (military training, life lessons), food, communication, humor, friendships, travel, relationships, medical treatment, veterans activities, and effects of military service on later life. The interviews were recorded between May and September 2011 by Jerry L. Clark. Jerry Clark is a Vietnam combat veteran who grew up in Whitley County, Kentucky. After military service he completed bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees and worked as a clinical social worker for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.