Authors

Perry Campbell

Interviewer

John C. Hennen, Jr.

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Description

This interview is one of a series conducted concerning West Virginia Vietnam veterans. In this interview, Perry Campbell discusses: his childhood experiences leading up to his military service; some regrets he has about military service; his thoughts on the draft and military service; serving in Germany (including getting shot at for helping East Germans escape to West Germany); his experiences as a weapons tester with various types of firearms; his experiences in Vietnam; his thoughts on the war; the VVA organization (Vietnam Veterans of America); wounded soldiers; his employment; psychological problems from the war; Walter Reed Army Hospital; an incident where he was reported dead; and other topics.

Publication Date

1-19-1984

Keywords

Vietnam War, Vietnam Veterans

Disciplines

Appalachian Studies | Oral History | Social History

Library of Congress Subjects

Campbell, Perry, 1943- -- Autobiography., Walter Reed Army Hospital (Washington, D.C.) -- Oral histories., Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc -- Oral histories., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Oral histories., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Casualties -- Oral histories., Firearms -- Oral histories.

Comments

Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-418.

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Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner.

Oral History Interview: Perry Campbell

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