Annotated Bibliography for Vietnam
Brief Biographies of Narrators
Why and when did you join the military? What branch did you join?
Tell me about your boot camp and training experience? What were your first days in the service like? Describe your uniforms.
What attracted you to the branch of military that you joined? How did your family respond?
What was your job or assignment in the military?
Describe some of your memorable experiences during your time in military service.
How long did you serve in the military? What rank did you obtain?
Where were you stationed? What were the living conditions like?
What was it like to be a woman during the Korean War/ Vietnam War?
What was the most difficult time for you during your service?
Did your role as a woman change when you went into the military?
What were some of the major differences between WWII and the Vietnam War?
How do you think women's roles were different from World War II to Vietnam?
How did you feel about the peace movements during the Vietnam War?
How were women treated by male soldiers or military personnel?
Did you keep in touch with any friends after leaving the military?
Is there anything else that you would like to add that we haven't covered?
|Did your role as a woman change when you went into the military?
Narrator: Judith Mente
Interviewer: Kyle Schneider
KS: So, do you think your role as a woman changed as you were in the military or...
JM:...Because I was in the military?
JM: Absolutely. I think that I'm much more independent. And I always have been in my WHOLE life. I've always known when to say, "yes sir", and when not to. And I think that's very important, because there are times...when one just needs to say "yes sir" or "no sir" and go on. And I think that was a real learning experience, and I think that it's a valuable experience.
Photos courtesy of the families.
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