Browse the Oral Histories in the Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive

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  • Interview with Theodore Acheson
  • Interview with Richard Robert Ackerman
  • Interview with Stanley D. Adams
    • Item #: OH0836
    • Length: 06:02:54 hr/min/sec
    •  Stanley Adams discusses his experiences as part of the U.S. Navy's River Assault Flotilla One, Task Force Alpha and later Task Force Bravo, November 1968 to August 1969. Adams was wounded in combat and returned home for extensive medical treatment. He later became a veterans' advocate in his home st... (open complete record
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  • Interview with David E. Adcock
    • Item #: OH0666
    • Length: 02:52:10 hr/min/sec
    •  David Adcock shares his experiences serving in Vietnam with C Company, 1st/7th, 1st Cavalry Division from June 1967 to June 1968. He was an RTO for the mortar platoon during the Tet Offensive of 1968 in the area of Hue and Phu Bai. (open complete record
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  • Interview with Phil Adelman
    • Item #: OH0919
    • Length: 06:25:00 hr/min/sec
    •  In this interview Lt. Col. Phil Adelman (USAF, ret.) discusses his experiences in Vietnam as a C-130 pilot with the 39th Rescue and Recovery Squadron. Adelman served in Vietnam from June 1969 through June 1970. (open complete record
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  • Interview with Guadalupe Aguilera
  • Interview with Steven Aigner
    • Item #: OH0921
    • Length: 05:17:20 hr/min/sec
    •  Steven Aigner discusses his experiences in Vietnam as a C-123 pilot. Aigner flew as a part of the Operation Ranch Hand defoliation mission from May 1966 through December 1966. (open complete record
    • Link to Interview with Steven Aigner
  • Interview with Don Aird
    • Item #: OH0888
    • Length: 02:47:27 hr/min/sec
    •  Don Aird discusses his experiences in Vietnam, January 1970-March 1971. Aird served in the fire direction center with C Company, 1st Battalion, 83rd Field Artillery. Aird's unit provided artillery support for FSB Ripcord, as well as numerous other engagements. (open complete record
    • Link to Interview with Don Aird
  • Interview with John Akins
    • Item #: OH0918
    • John Akins Collection
    • Length: 03:04:08 hr/min/sec
    •  John Akins discusses his tour in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Akins arrived in Vietnam in February 1968, served at Khe Sanh, and then spent the remainder of his tour as a member of Combined Action Platoons. He served in CAP 1-1-1, 1-1-7, and 1-1-6. (open complete record
    • Link to Interview with John Akins
  • Interview with Future Akins
    • Item #: OH0330
    • Future Akins Collection
    • Length: 3:20:41 hr/min/sec
    •  (USAF) Future Akins was born in Hampton VA in 1950 to USAF LTCOL Dudley S. and Geraldine Akins. Future holds two degrees from Texas Tech University and has been a member of its Fine Arts faculty. LTCOL Akins was a Texas native who became an Army Air Corps fighter pilot during World War II. He was ... (open complete record
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  • Interview with Jack Albertson
  • Interview with William Albracht
  • Interview with Raoul Henri Alcala
  • Interview with Abel Aleman
    • Item #: OH0719
    • Length: 03:34:06 hr/min/sec
    •  Abel Aleman discusses his experiences with the 23rd (Americal) Division in I Corps from 1968-1969. Aleman served as a rifleman and later as a squad leader in South Vietnam. (open complete record
    • Link to Interview with Abel Aleman
  • Interview with Martin Alexander
    • Item #: OH0917
    • Length: 04:48:41 hr/min/sec
    •  In this interview, Martin Alexander discusses his two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. Alexander served as a UH-1 gunship crewchief with the 187th Assault Helicopter Company in 1967 and with the 190th Assault Helicopter Company, 1967-1968. Alexander returned for a second tour, serving as a gunship ... (open complete record
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  • Interview with Jim Alexander
    • Item #: OH0774
    • Length: 03:34:28 hr/min/sec
    •  In this interview Jim Alexander describes his experiences as a point man with 4/3 Infantry of the Americal Division. He served in-country from October of 1969 until he was wounded on April 15, 1970. (open complete record
    • Link to Interview with Jim Alexander
  • Interview with Richard A. Alexander
    • Item #: OH0925
    • Length: 01:30:41 hr/min/sec
    •  In this interview Lt. Col. Richard A. Alexander (USAF, ret.) discusses his experiences as a C-133 pilot, and later as a member of the 12th Air Commando Squadron in Vietnam. In his full tour with the 12th ACS from 1968-1969, Alexander served as a pilot for Operation Ranch Hand defoliation missions. (open complete record
    • Link to Interview with Richard A. Alexander
  • Interview with Doris (Lucki) I. Allen
  • Interview with Charles Allen, Jr.
  • Interview with Jesse L. Alley, Jr.
  • Interview with Colonel Gerald Allgood
  • Interview with Alfred Alvarez
    • Item #: OH0614
    • Alfred Alvarez Collection
    • Length: 2:36:59 hr/min/sec
    •  Alfred Alvarez discusses his experineces with the First Cavalry Division as a door gunner, crew chief, and flight engineer in a Chinook helicopter. Mr. Alvarez was involved in the Battle of Dak To, November 1967, as well as in the Battle of Hue during the Tet Offensive 1968, serving with the 228th A... (open complete record
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  • Interview with Ray Ambrozak
  • Interview with Harold C. Anderson
    • Item #: OH0510
    • Harold C. Anderson Collection
    • Length: 2:22:01 hr/min/sec
    •  (USA) Harold C. Anderson was born May 22, 1916. He joined the United States Army January 23, 1941. He served in the 124th Cavalry in Texas during World War II, and with the MARS Task Force in the China-Burma-India Theater in 1944-45. He made a brief flight into northern French Indochina in 1945. His... (open complete record
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  • Interview with Edwin Anderson
    • Item #: OH0924
    • Length: 03:37:01 hr/min/sec
    •  Col. Edwin M. Anderson, Jr. (USAF, ret.) discusses his tour of duty in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Air Force. Anderson served as a lead pilot and targeting officer as part of the defoliation mission, Operation Ranch Hand, from July 1969 to July 1970. (open complete record
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  • Interview with William Anderson
    • Item #: OH0064
    • Length: 01:12:50 hr/min/sec
    •  (USAF) William Anderson was born in Meadville, PA. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 and served as a F-86 Gun-sight mechanic until 1952 when he entered pilot training. He graduated and received his commission as a 2LT in September 1953. After serving as an instructor pilot for three... (open complete record
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  • Interview with Andrew Antippas
  • Interview with John Arick
    • Item #: OH0268
    • John C. Arick Collection
    • Length: 8:05:09 hr/min/sec
    •  (USMC) John C. Arick, originally from Washington, D.C., served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 until 1992 and retired a Brigadier General. He is a 1962 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. John served two tours in Southeast Asia. During the first, from 1966 to 1967, he was station... (open complete record
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  • Interview with Harold Austin
    • Item #: OH0861
    • Harold R. Austin Collection
    • Length: 03:53:13 hr/min/sec
    •  Col. Harold 'Hal' Austin (USAF, ret.) discusses his experiences as a pilot and commander. Austin joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and then the U.S. Air Force where he served as a pilot extensively throughout the Cold War. Austin participated in the Berlin Airlift, worked with Strategic Air Command, and ... (open complete record
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  • Interview with Ernie Ayala
  • Interview with David R. Ayres