Perry Campbell


John C. Hennen, Jr.



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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.

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Vietnam War, Vietnam Veterans


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.


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


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Oral History Interview: Perry Campbell