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?
|How long did you serve in the military? What rank did you obtain?
Narrator: Linda Fulkerson
Interviewed by: Jessica Ethington
JE: How long did you serve in the military? What rank did you obtain?
LF: I was in for 8 years and attained the rate of E-5. I PNA'd
(Passed but Not Advanced) the E-6 exam prior to my medical discharge.
Narrator: Joyce McCollum
Interviewed by: Josh Lavis
JL: How long did you serve in the military?
JM: From 1960-1973 with one year break in service, which came to a total of about 12 years.
JL: What rank did you obtain?
JM: I got out of the regular army as an E-6, a Staff Sergeant, but then I went to the Reserves, and served 9 more years in the Army Reserves right here in Phoenix. And when I finally retired, the nine years gave me a total of 21 years for retirement purposes, and so when I left the Reserves, I retired as an E-7.
Photos courtesy of the families.
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Linda Fulkerson at US Naval Training Center 1970
Linda Fulkerson October 2005