This portion of THE “NAM” PROJECT provides an opportunity for Vietnam veterans to share their wartime and combat experiences. These MP3/MP4 interviews are conducted with veterans in order to document their invaluable insight—one that goes beyond traditional primary and secondary sources. All told, the compilation of these recollections will help us better understand this conflict on multiple levels and will aid in preserving these individual experiences for future generations.
The estimated number of soldiers who were deployed to Vietnam was over 2.7 million with another 6.5 million who served States-side and elsewhere. Thus, the pool of engaging stories and priceless recollections is immense.
Dear Vietnam Veteran,
The oral history portion of this website is dedicated to telling your story in your own words. Enclosed you will find a brief questionnaire that solicits basic information regarding your service during the Vietnam Era. The enclosed questions are not perfect by any means, but do provide a starting point to an important aspect of THE “NAM”PROJECT, your experiences in Vietnam. Thank you again for your service and important contribution to this project.
Professor John P. Williams
ORAL HISTORIES QUESTIONNAIRE
This portion of THE “NAM” PROJECT provides an opportunity for Vietnam veterans to share their wartime and combat experiences. These MP4 interviews will be used to help scholars, historians, and students of history better understand the Vietnam War on multiple levels as well as aid in preserving these individual experiences for future generations.
How old were you while in Vietnam?
What outfit where you in?
Where were you stationed and for how long?
How long was your deployment to Vietnam?
What type of food did you eat while on deployment?
What was your duties (MOS) in Vietnam?
What type of gear did you carry in the field?
What did it feel like when you found out you were going home?
Other than the enemy what were the people like?
Would you want to go back and see Vietnam now?
* Please upload your responses in a MP3 or MP4 file. You will send this file in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.