Interview with James D. Gaither Sr.


  • Identifier2020 OH 073
  • Date11/16/2020
  • InterviewerGaither, James D., Jr.
  • IntervieweeGaither, James D., Sr.
  • DescriptionJames D. Gaither Sr. details his service in the Army during the Vietnam War. In particular, Gaither discusses his experiences in basic training, his Infantry and Artillery training, his first combat experiences in Vietnam, and how casualties were handled in the war zone. He also comments on his re-entry into the civilian world after he was discharged, his support system when he got back, and what he wants people to know about the men who served in Vietnam.
  • LocationByhalia, MS
  • Duration1:41:21
  • RestrictionsNone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.


“Interview with James D. Gaither Sr.,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed May 25, 2024,