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Oral history interview with Daniel J. Walden

DOH-453
 Collection
Identifier: DOH-453

Description

Daniel J. Walden, Class of 1965. Oral history interview documenting his service in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Walden describes his time as a student at Dartmouth College, including his involvement with the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) mountain and winter warfare unit. He discusses his Army training at Fort Gordon, Fort Sill, and Fort Benning jump school; his assignment as a signal officer in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg and his participation in the suppression of the 1967 Detroit riot; and his assignment to the 101st Airborne Divison in Vietnam, including his service during the Tet Offensive and a severe typhoon. Walden shares his experience with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcoholism after the war, and his perspectives on Dartmouth, his education, and his military service.

Dates

  • 2015-05-21

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

1.06 GB (1 WAV file)

25 pages (1 transcript)

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

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