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Item Number
OH0432
Record Number
283863
Title
Interview with William Giles
Interviewer
Laura M. Calkins, PhD
Interview Date
30 June 2005
Collection
William Giles Collection
Media Type
Oral History
Length
1:40:10 hr/min/sec
Description
USA - William 'Bill' Giles was born in Chicago IL and attended school there, graduating from St. Elizabeth's High School in 1960. He earned an undergraduate degree in 1964 and was studying pharmacy at the University of Illinois when he was drafted. He entered the Army in 1967, was trained as a medic at Ft Sam Houston TX, and arrived in Vietnam in September 1967. He was assigned to the 12th Evac Hospital at Cu Chi, where he worked as an emergency room medic, including during the Tet Offensive. Returning to the US, Bill completed his pharmacy studies and worked as a pharmacist in Illinois and California until retiring in 1998.
Citation
Interview with William Giles,  30 June 2005, William Giles Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 3 Sep. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0432>.
Pub. Credit Line
OH0432, William Giles Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 6 Sep 2005[Updated: 31 Jan 2008]

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