Connie Jean Zirkle



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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. This file contains an appendix of writings, photographs, and supporting information. Calvin J. Zirkle discusses: his family; his personal background; his service in the Korean War; difficulties he faced finding a job after the war; joining the military again (in the Air Force); his service in Vietnam (including being superintendent of vehicle maintenance); West Virginians in military service; his Bronze Star medal; his retirement; and other topics. This folder also contains works of poetry and prose.

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Vietnam War, Korean War, Veterans


Appalachian Studies | Oral History | Social History

Library of Congress Subjects

Zirkle, Calvin J., 1931- -- Autobiography., United States. Air Force -- Oral histories., Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- Oral histories., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Oral histories., Veterans -- West Virginia -- Oral histories., Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Oral histories.


Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-587.


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Oral History Interview: Calvin Jean Zirkle