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This interview is one of a series titled the Veterans History Project. Mr. Norris H. Mitchell was a sergeant and a Vietnam veteran. He discusses: his military training (including Officer's Candidate School); very detailed information about his experiences serving in Vietnam; the Tet Offensive; returning to the United States after Vietnam; his education; the important of cadence while moving troops; an anecdote about R & R (Rest and Relaxation) in the Dominican Republic; why he enlisted in the service; segregation and African Americans in the service; stories about jumps & jump school; as well as sections on napalm & Agent Orange and other topics.

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Vietnam veterans


Appalachian Studies | Oral History | Social History

Library of Congress Subjects

Mitchell, Norris H., -- Autobiography., United States. Army -- Oral histories., United States. Army -- African Americans -- Oral histories., United States. Army -- African American troops -- Oral histories., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Oral histories., Tet Offensive, 1968 -- Oral histories., Military education -- Oral histories., Segregation -- Oral histories., Fort Bragg (N.C.) -- Oral histories.


Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-689.


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Oral History Interview: Norris H. Mitchell