Category Archives: oral history

War Stories: The Mississippi National Guard’s 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team Deploys for Operation Iraqi Freedom

By Kevin Green, University of Southern Mississippi Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about the National Guard and the Reserves. In January of 2005, The Mississippi National Guard’s 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team (155 ABCT) mobilized … Continue reading

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Recovering the Experiences of the Black Greatest Generation

by Douglas Bristol After conducting hundreds of hours of oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans, the Founding Director of the Dale Center, Dr. Andrew Wiest, persuasively argued in his Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam that historians have … Continue reading

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Forty Years on, It’s Still Risky to Tell Certain Vietnam War Stories

by Andrew Wiest The research for my book Vietnam’s Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN was in many ways typical historical sleuthing, involving both fruitful and frustrating trips to archives in search of needed source material. The research, … Continue reading

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