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Ralph Holtby, Interviewed by Hannah Jones, 2015
Name of person(s) interviewed – Ralph B. Holtby
Other people present: His wife, and both of my parents_
Researcher: Hannah Jones_
Date of interview: 5-23-15
Location of interview: Redmond, Oregon (at his home)
Special conditions (noise, interruptions, etc.): N/A, moving in chair_
General description of contents: About his life in the Vietnam War_
Length of interview: 1:03:27
Time and Contents
Where he went, what he did, what war he was in, what his work was and where he lived before being drafted.
Where he was drafted, what camp he went to. Where he was trained, and about his training.
About his trainer and who they were.
His advantages in the war.
Where was he sent, what Vietnam was like. The first few days over there.
About his job, and the casualties.
Medals and awards.
What it was like, and about the supplies.
Pressure and stress.
Good luck, entertainment.
Leave, where he went in the service.
What he thought of his officers. If he had a diary.
Day his service ended, where it ended.
What he did in the weeks and years after.
Schooling and the GI bill.
Close friends while in the service.
VFW organizations. Life after the war.
Military experience, about Vietnam now.
Anything he wanted to add that wasn’t covered in the interview.
Mr. Ralph Holtby