Oral History Interview with Robert A. Lawyer, August 31, 1997

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Interview with Robert A. Lawyer, an anesthetist and Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In the interview, Lawyer recalls memories from when he served as an Army nurse in Vietnam. He discusses what it was like working in the field, and includes details concerning living accommodations, operating room experiences, battle casualties, American relations with Vietnamese civilians, the treatment of prisoners-of-war, entertainment, and recreational activities. Lawyer also recollects memories of Nurse training at the Bellevue Hospital in New York City, Tet Offensive, and his assignment to the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon, South Vietnam. He explains what it was like adjusting after the war was over.

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Creation Date: August 31, 1997
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UNT Oral History Program
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UNT Oral Histories
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 31, 1997
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Place
United States - Texas
Place
Vietnam
Place
United States - New York - New York City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
From 1944 to August 31, 1997
Description:

Interview with Robert A. Lawyer, an anesthetist and Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In the interview, Lawyer recalls memories from when he served as an Army nurse in Vietnam. He discusses what it was like working in the field, and includes details concerning living accommodations, operating room experiences, battle casualties, American relations with Vietnamese civilians, the treatment of prisoners-of-war, entertainment, and recreational activities. Lawyer also recollects memories of Nurse training at the Bellevue Hospital in New York City, Tet Offensive, and his assignment to the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon, South Vietnam. He explains what it was like adjusting after the war was over.

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72 p. ; 28 cm.

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | anesthetists | nurses | fields | operations | casualties | battles | relations | prisoners-of-war
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UNT Oral History Program
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UNT Oral Histories
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  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Number 1233
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc98978
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text
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