John C. Hennen, Jr.
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This interview is one of a series conducted concerning West Virginia Vietnam veterans. Dr. Donovan was a Vietnam veteran who was drafted in 1969 while he was a University of Iowa graduate student studying clinical psychology. He lost his leg in the service. At the time of the interview, he was working at the Shawnee Hills Mental Center in Charleston, WV. He discusses: going back to school after returning from Vietnam; disapproval towards the war and how people related that to him; Agent Orange; the VVA (Vietnam Veterans of America), VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States); Ernestine Thornton (who was a combat nurse also interviewed for the Oral History of Appalachia program); and other topics.
Vietnam War, Vietnam Veterans
Appalachian Studies | Oral History | Social History
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-410.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-410, Huntington, WV.