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Oral History Interview with Darrell Harrington, July 5, 1997

Description: Interview with Darrell Harrington, an anesthetist and Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In the interview, Harrington describes his experiences while serving as an Army nurse, and includes details on his assignments to Chu Lai, Da Nang, and the 91st Evacuation Hospital in An Khe. Harrington also discusses the treatment of wounded troops and enemy soldiers, relationships between doctors and nurses, general morale problems, and recreational activities. He recalls his return to the States on thirty-day leave as well as post-Vietnam adjustments and his attitudes toward the war.
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Date: July 5, 1997
Creator: Houser-Hess, Lucinda & Harrington, Darrell
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Jose Gonzales, July 4, 1997

Description: Interview with Jose Gonzalez, an anesthetist and Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In the interview, Gonzalez describes his experiences while serving as an Army nurse in Vietnam. Gonzalez discusses what life was like during his assignment to the 24th Evacuation Hospital, and includes details concerning relationships between doctors and nurses, morale, American relations with Vietnamese civilians, recreational activities, entertainment, and his Bronze Star award. He also recalls the adjustments that both he and many of his comrades dealt with post-Vietnam, and shares his attitudes toward the war.
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Date: July 4, 1997
Creator: Houser-Hess, Lucinda & Gonzalez, Jose
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Oral History Interview with Sam Blomberg, September 1, 1997

Description: Interview with Sam Blomberg, an anesthetist and Army veteran from the Vietnam War. In the interview, Blomberg describes his experiences while serving as an Army nurse in Vietnam. Blomberg discusses his assignment to the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon, Vietnam, and includes details concerning the provision of immunization shots to Vietnamese orphans, general living conditions, his social life, and the "Vietnamization" of the war. Blomberg recalls the post-war adjustments that many veterans dealt with, and the effect that the war had on his later life.
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Date: September 1, 1997
Creator: Houser-Hess, Lucinda & Blomberg, Sam
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Oral History Interview with William Dunphy, August 31, 1997

Description: Interview with William Dunphy, an anesthetist and Army veteran from the Vietnam War. In the interview, Dunphy describes some of his experiences while serving as an Army nurse during the Vietnam War. Dunphy discusses what it was like working at the Army hospital in Saigon, Vietnam, and includes details that concern general living accommodations, hospital facilities, relationships between doctors and nurses, work schedules, alcohol abuse by military personnel, drug problems, and American relations with Vietnamese civilians. He also recalls post-war adjustments and a rest and recuperation trip to Hawaii.
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Date: August 31, 1997
Creator: Houser-Hess, Lucinda & Dunphy, William
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Oral History Interview with Carl Horton, August 31, 1997

Description: Interview with Carl Horton, an operating room nurse and Vietnam Army veteran. In the interview, Horton describes his experiences while serving as an Army nurse during the Vietnam War. He goes in depth about his assignments, which include Yokohama, Japan and Dong Tam and Can Tho with the 3rd Surgical Hospital. Horton also discusses living accommodations, hospital facilities, American relations with the South Vietnamese military personnel and civilians, "short time" and out-processing, leisure time, and recreational activities. He also discusses the adjustments that he had to make after the war was over and his continuing work with the Veterans Administration.
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Date: August 31, 1997
Creator: Houser-Hess, Lucinda & Horton, Carl
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Oral History Interview with Robert A. Lawyer, 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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Date: August 31, 1997
Creator: Houser-Hess, Lucinda & Lawyer, Robert A.
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Oral History Interview with Floyd Taylor, June 26, 1998

Description: Interview with Dr. Floyd Taylor, a surgeon and World War II Army veteran. In the interview, Dr. Taylor discusses his experiences as a member of the 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group, with which he traveled to North Africa, Italy, and France during the war. He recalls several memorable happenings concerning his career, including his induction into the U.S. Army Medical Department, his assignment to the Surgical Hospital, the formation of the Auxiliary Surgical Group, his encounter with Time correspondent Jack Belden, and the Winter Line Campaign. Dr. Taylor also discusses several of his assignments while serving in the war, including the Mayo Clinic, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the invasion of Italy and Salerno, the Anzio-Nettuno invasion, and his travels across the Atlantic to Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. He explains his role in the compilation and publication of the War Department publication entitled, Surgery in World War II (Volume II): General Surgery. Dr. Taylor goes into more detail about the many procedures he practiced as a surgeon on the battlefield, and discusses penicillin use, the value of penicillin on the black market, the use of colostomies, field X-ray facilities, blood replacement treatment, and the treatment of specific injuries such as abdominal and flesh wounds.
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Date: June 26, 1998
Creator: Taylor, Floyd
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Oral History Interview with Thomas A. Chipman, May 21, 1999

Description: Interview with Thomas A. Chipman, who is a World War II veteran and restaurant business owner from Hill City, Kansas. In the interview, Chipman discusses his experiences as a medic and driver in the European Theatre during the war. He describes what basic training and his induction into the Army was like, and also talks a little bit about when he was sent to the Pennsylvania Military College to earn a degree in engineering. Chipman recollects when his battalion was transported to England and France in order to fight in several battles that included the Battle of the Bulge. He describes what it was like to stay in Europe, and includes details such as the attitudes toward battlefield carnage, the evacuation and transport of the dead and wounded, the capture of German prisoners-of-war, and civilian refugees. Chipman reminisces of the German surrender and his return to the United States, where he started a restaurant business career.
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Date: May 21, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Chipman, Thomas A.
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Oral History Interview with Aletha Barsanti, January 17, 2003

Description: Interview with Aletha Barsanti regarding her experiences as the wife of U. S. Army General Olinto Barsanti. They married in 1942. She remembers their courtship in San Antonio; their assignments in Europe, Japan, and Washington, D.C.; raising their children; his activities in the Korean War; his promotion to general; military protocol for the wives of general officers; and his one-year tour in the Vietnam War as the commander of the 101st Airborne Division. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer and died in May 1973.
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Date: January 17, 2003
Creator: Lane, Peter B. & Barsanti, Aletha
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Oral History Interview with George E. Fortenberry, September 24, 2003

Description: Interview with George E. Fortenberry, who is an Army veteran and college professor from Arlington, Texas. In the interview, Fortenberry discusses his experiences in the Southwest Pacific Theatre during his time as a member of the 112th Cavalry of the Texas National Guard during World War II. He also describes what it was like growing up during the Great Depression and attending various different schools in both Texas and Oklahoma. Fortenberry discusses why he decided to join the National Guard, and also his experiences in early basic cavalry training. During much of the interview, Fortenberry reminisces about many of his various assignments and duties while serving in the war. Among these discussed include his assignment as a clerk to the veterinary section, time in Fort Bliss and Fort Clark, his shipment overseas to Noumea in New Caledonia, his transfer to the Medical Detachment as a clerk, and his time in New Britain, New Guinea and the Philippines. Fortenberry also recollects about everyday life in the Southwest Pacific, and includes details on tropical diseases and combat-related psychological problems that many of his comrades suffered through.
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Date: September 24, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Fortenberry, George E.
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Oral History Interview with Hedwige Kaczanowski Gray, July 5, 1974

Description: Interview with Hedwige Kaczanowski Gray, a United States Army nurse from Detroit, Michigan. The interview includes her experiences at the Schofield Barracks hospital before and during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: July 5, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Gray, Hedwige Kaczanowski
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Oral History Interview with Odis P. Elmore, July 6, 1974

Description: Interview with Odis P. Elmore, an Army Air Corps veteran from Springfield, Tennessee. This interview includes his experiences at Hickam Field with the post medical detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: July 6, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Elmore, Odis Preston
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Oral History Interview with Gelane Matthews Barron, July 7, 1974

Description: Interview with Gelane Matthews Barron, former Army nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas. The interview includes Barron's experiences at Tipler General Hospital at Fort Shafter during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: July 7, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Barron, Gelane Matthews
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Oral History Interview with Leon P. Sell, June 13, 1976

Description: Interview with Leon P. Sell, United States Army veteran from Wallis, Texas. This interview contains his experiences with the 25th Medical Battalion at Schofield Barracks during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He discusses being a first sergeant of D Company, 25th Medical Battalion and only being 18 at the time of the attack.
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Date: June 13, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Sell, Leon P., Sr.
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Oral History Interview with Elizabeth Murphy, May 30, 1977

Description: Interview with Elizabeth Murphy, a United States Army nurse from Boise, Idaho. This interview contains her experiences at Tripler General Hospital during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: May 30, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Murphy, Elizabeth
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Oral History Interview with William Havel, April 22, 1994

Description: Interview with William Havel, an army veteran from Staten Island, New York. This interview recounts his experiences as an adopted child in a farm family and then as a corpsman at Tripler General Hospital during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: April 22, 1994
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Havel, William
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Oral History Interview with Ada M. Olsson, December 7, 1978

Description: Interview with Ada Olsson, United States Army nurse from Junction City, Kansas. This interview contains her experiences at the station hospital at Schoefield Barracks during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 7, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Olsson, Ada M.
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Oral History Interview with Anna Urda Busby, December 8, 1978

Description: Interview with Anna Urda Busby, an army nurse from German, Pennsylvania. This interview contains her experiences at Tripler General Hospital, Fort Shafter, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 8, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Busby, Anna Urda
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Oral History Interview with Revella Guest, December 8, 1978

Description: Interview with Revella Guest, army nurse from Brownville junction, Maine. This interview recounts her experiences at Tripler General Hospital during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 8, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Guest, Revella
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Oral History Interview with Joseph B. Pomerance, December 6, 1980

Description: Interview with Dr. Joseph B. Pomerance, a veteran army physician from Augusta, Georgia. This interview recounts his experiences at the Station Hospital, Hickam Field, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 6, 1980
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Pomerance, Joseph B.
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Oral History Interview with Harold Galloway, March 17, 1984

Description: Interview with Judge Harold Galoway, an army veteran from Yantis, Texas. This interview contains his recollections as a World War II medical corpsman in Europe. Army life and the health problems of soldiers are discussed.
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Date: March 17, 1984
Creator: Gilbreath, David W. & Galloway, Harold
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Oral History Interview with Larry Canfield, February 22, 1992

Description: Interview with Larry Canfield, a veteran army nurse from Pennsylvania. This interview contains his experiences as an army nurse in Vietnam. It includes his assignment to the 93rd Evacuation Hospital, 935th Medical Detachment, Long Binh. Living conditions, morale problems, recreation, medical treatment of enemy POWs, and racial problems are discussed.
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Date: February 22, 1992
Creator: Houser, Cindy & Canfield, Larry
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Oral History Interview with Dick Hooper, May 25, 1992

Description: Interview with Dick Hooper, veteran army nurse from Mount Zion, Illinois. The interview recounts his experiences as a nurse and anesthetist in Vietnam, 1969-70. His civilian and military educations are covered, as well as his experiences with the 18th Surgical Hospital at Camp Evans, Quang Tri City, battle casualties, social life, and relations with the Vietnamese. Also included are his personal thoughts about U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
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Date: May 25, 1992
Creator: Houser, Cindy & Hooper, W. Richard (Dick)
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Oral History Interview with C. G. Hausser, March 8, 1992

Description: Interview with C. G. Hausser, an army veteran and nurse. This interview includes his experiences as a nurse in Vietnam, 1970-71. He recounts: assignment to 12th Evacuation Hospital, Cu Chi; camp routine; treatment of battle wounds; morale; Viet Cong prisoners; communication with family; transfer to Quang Tri; and stateside adjustments.
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Date: March 8, 1992
Creator: Houser, Cindy & Hausser, C. G.
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