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Alan Keiller oral history interview

Identifier: DOH-538

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Oral history interview with Alan C. Keiller, Dartmouth Class of 1966 and Tuck School of Business Class of 1967, for the Dartmouth Vietnam Project. Keiller discusses being one of three boys in his family who attended Dartmouth. He also describes his participation in the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) while at Dartmouth, his participation in freshman football, and the summer trainings for the NROTC spent in Norfolk, Virginia at the Norfolk Naval Station and Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, Virginia. He shares his experience as a student in the 3-2 program at Tuck. Keiller describes getting married upon graduation and being sent to nuclear power school for six months. He discusses many technical challenges and advantages of nuclear reactors that powered the Naval ships he worked on and tells stories about his time on the USS Truxtun. He discusses the difference between the men who operate the nuclear reactors and the enlisted men. Keiller shares stories about his time as an instructor for the Navy in Saratoga Springs, New York. He also discusses Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, known as the “father of the nuclear Navy.”


  • 2017-03-03

Language of Materials



4 Files (1 .docx transcript (49 pages); 1 .docx transcript word list; 1. pdf transcript (49 pages); 1 .wav audio file (1 hour, 24 minutes, 23 seconds))

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