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?
|Brief Biographies of Narrators
All collected interviews are permanently housed in the Chandler Museum (480) 782-2717.
Vietnam War Era
Lari Braun: Interviewed by Byanca Nelson
Lari was born in 1951, grew up in Minnesota, and enlisted in the Air Force in 1969 at the age of 18. She trained in Texas and became one of the first women to work as a bioenvironmental engineering specialist. She served two tours of duty in the U.S., Turkey and Germany, and Williams Air Force Base from 1974-1975 and 1977-1979. She is a CMSgt Retired from the Air Force. She came to Arizona in 1999.
Linda Fulkerson: Interviewed by Jessica Ethington
Linda was born in Pennsylvania and enlisted in the Navy in Idaho in 1970. She served until 1978. She was an air traffic controller, worked in administration, and as a paralegal for several important military cases. She came to Arizona in 1997.
Judith Mente: Interviewed by Kyle Schneider
Judith was born in Illinois and enlisted in the Air Force in 1961. She became a medic after training in Texas, and since women couldn't go out of the U.S., she worked as a nurse at Eglin Air Force Base, from 1961-1965. She now lives in Sun Lakes.
Shirley McCoy Vega: Interviewed by Delia Gallegos
Shirley was born in Kansas in 1946. She served in the Army from 1965 to 1968. Shirley worked as a legal stenographer for the Staff Judge Advocate (JAG) at 5th Army ARADCOM at Fort Sheridan, IL. She also worked as a legal stenographer and legal cleark for the Staff Judge Advocate (JAG), XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC. She came to Arizona in 1985.
Joyce McCollum: Interviewed by Josh Lavis
Joyce was born in Washington in 1940. She enlisted in the Army in 1960 and served nearly 12 years. Then she left active duty and joined the Army Reserve. She served in the Reserve for 9 years, which made her eligible for retirement. She retired with the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7). She came to Arizona and now lives in Mesa.
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