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Larry Phillips Interviewed by Julianne Davis, 2017
Name of person(s) interviewed: Larry Phillips
Other people present: None
Researcher: Julianne Davis
Date of interview: May 29, 2017
Location of interview: Helix, Oregon
Special conditions (noise, interruptions, etc.): In the background you can hear some vehicles drive by, children outside, and some birds outside.
General description of contents: My grandfather who decided to enlist in the U.S. Army and was send to Vietnam where he stayed for almost 3 years.
Length of interview: 17 minutes and 40 seconds.
Time & Contents
He gives a very brief description of his childhood and what he did before he enlisted into the army.
He talks about what occupation he chose when he had enlisted and when he was sent to Fort Lewis and what he went through.
He then goes to talk about being shipped to Vietnam and his positions while there.
Larry talks about his trip to Vietnam and the places they stopped at. He then goes on to talk about where people were sent.
He then starts to talk about what the living conditions were like.
He starts to describe the food and what it was like from them.
He then starts to talk about the action that he experienced.
He talks about his family and how they felt about him enlisting.
Larry goes on to talk about why he was in the army for as long as he was and talks about his brother.
He goes to talk about his education after the war.
Some of the bad experiences he went through while in the service. Larry also talks about his PTSD during and after Vietnam. He also talks about some tasks that he didn’t enjoy.
Larry talks about what he did after his service.
He talks about the places he visited while enlisted.
Larry talks about how he was treated when he came home from Vietnam.
Larry talks about why he enlisted and why he thinks others should enlist.
Mr. Larry Phillips