Collection: Oral history interview with David M. Stearns

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Oral history interview with David M. Stearns

Identifier: DOH-452


David M. Stearns, Class of 1968. Oral history interview documenting his service in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Stearns describes his experiences as a student at Dartmouth College, including his observations of the anti-war movement on campus. He discusses the military service draft and his decision to enlist in the Army. Stearns recalls training at Fort Ord; working at the Fort Hood computer center; being stationed in Long Binh, Vietnam; and maintaining a relationship with his wife and newborn child during his service. Stearns also shares his opinions on the war, the socioeconomic elements of the draft, current politics, and the treatment of veterans.


  • 2015-05-20


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


909.3 MB (1 WAV file)

38 pages (1 transcript)

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