Vietnam War Army veteran and VTS Instructor Peter Berres discusses his military service, motivations for joining and his life after service. In particular, Berres details his navigating the ins and outs of being in a military family and his resultant military service.
Dan Edwards discusses his time in the United States Air Force. In particular, he comments on his time during basic training, his deployment during the Vietnam War, and the racism he witnessed during his service. He also details the skills he picked up that help him perform well under pressure, and, explains his reluctancy to join groups like the…
Terry L. Spurlock discusses his time in the United States Navy. In particular, Spurlock comments on his choice to enlist in the Navy rather than be drafted into the Army. He also shares stories from his time in boot camp and his travels to the Philipines and Vietnam.
Roger E. Kirby discusses his childhood and his service in the Navy during the Vietnam War. In particular, he comments on growing up on a dairy farm, being raised by his father and extended family, the role the Navy played in Vietnam, and his duties and assignments. Kirby also adds his thoughts on public reactions to soldiers returning from the war,…
Richard Givan is a native of Louisville and an EKU alumni. In this interview Givan describes campus life and his major, English. He joined the US Navy his senior year and discusses the attitudes of students toward the Vietnam War. Upon his return from service he began teaching courses in the College of Law Enforcement.
In this interview, Glen Kleine discusses his educational, military, and family background. He recounts his reasons for choosing journalism and the circumstances that brought him to EKU. While teaching, he established a journalism minor and initiated a journalism major. He discusses President Martin objecting to EKU Progress coverage of the Vietnam…
Gary Kearns, a former US Navy Airplane Mechanic and now serves as manager of the Madison County Airport. In this interview he discusses what life was like aboard the USS Kittyhawk during the Vietnam War.
Master Sgt. James Williams, is a teacher at EKU with the ROTC program. In this interview he discusses some of his thoughts and experiences relating to the Vietnam War. He describes how and why he was changed by Vietnam.
Sergeant First Class Bobby Whittenburg, is a teacher at EKU with the ROTC program. In this interview, he discusses some of his thoughts and experiences relating to the Vietnam War. He describes his tour of duties and why he reenlisted.
Sgt. Major Edmundo Torres, is a teacher at EKU with the ROTC program. In this interview, he discusses some of his thoughts and experiences relating to the Vietnam War. He describes two tour of duties and being apart of the Special Forces.
In this interview, SFC Frederick Johnson, discusses his military background and his tour of duty in Vietnam. He describes his attitude toward the war, tactics, and his thoughts on South Vietnamese Army.