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?
|Is there anything else that you would like to add that we haven't covered?
Narrator: Linda Fulkerson
Interviewer: Jessica Ethington
JE: Is there anything else you would like to add that we have not covered in this interview?
LF: I think the military, whether during the war or peacetime, is a
marvelous opportunity for any young woman to grow and learn about herself, and
what she is capable of achieving.
Narrator: Judith Mente
Interviewer: Kyle Schneider
JM: I was going tell you an exciting thing that happened, when, well it wasn't exciting. When Kennedy was killed, but the base I was at, Eglin, was a [...] proving ground, and they had a TAC unit, Tactical Air Command, and they had a Strategic Air Command, which I think today are combined. The B-52 was a fairly new aircraft, and they just put numerous B-52's in the air in a matter of minutes, and it was just incredible to see. I mean it's one of those things you can't really believe you're looking at.
Narrator: Shirley Vega
Interviewer: Delia Gallegos
DG: Is there anything you would like to add?
SV: I enjoyed the time I served and yet it wasn't easy, but it was a time of many experiences and adventures I would never have had if I had not chosen that path.
Photos courtesy of the families.
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Linda Fulkerson October 2005