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Phillip McCabe

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Description

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.

Publication Date

1-28-2005

Keywords

Vietnam veterans

Disciplines

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.

Comments

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

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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: Norris H. Mitchell

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