Dave Evans


John C. Hennen, Jr.



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This interview is one of a series conducted concerning West Virginia Vietnam veterans, and is conducted with both Dave Evans and Rick Richards. At the time of the interview, Dave Evans was the president of the West Virginia Vietnam Veterans of America, and Rick Richards was a member of the board. They discuss: individuals such as John Kerry (U.S. Senator), Danny Johns, Charlie Hamilton, Roy Hamilton, General Westmoreland, Ellsworth Bunker, Pol Pot, Jay Rockefeller, Randy Horn, Arch Moore, Gary Rogers, Jack Moon, & David Alistone; their experiences and views on the Vietnam War; other officers; other members of the military; draft resisters; discrimination against Vietnam veterans; being wounded in Vietnam and other wounded soldiers; Vietnam Veterans of America; several veterans-related committees they've dealt with; relations with the news media; politics relating to the war; some mention of the Sandinistas; the anti-war movement; and other topics.

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Vietnam War, Vietnam Veterans


Appalachian Studies | Oral History | Social History

Library of Congress Subjects

Richards, Rick -- Autobiography., Evans, Dave -- Autobiography., Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1937-, Kerry, John, 1943-, Pol Pot., Westmoreland, William C. (William Childs), 1914-2005., Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation -- Oral histories., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Oral histories., Draft resisters.


Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-399.


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Oral History Interview: Dave Evans and Rick Richards