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Oral history interview with Jeffrey H. Hinman

Identifier: DOH-455
Jeffrey H. Hinman, Dartmouth College Class of 1968. Oral history interview documenting his military service during the Vietnam War. Hinman describes growing up in Rome, NY, near Fort Stanwix, and living among military personnel. He discusses his experiences as an undergraduate, including witnessing the protests against the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program at Dartmouth. Hinman describes being drafted into military service; his training at Fort Dix; and his service first as an infantryman in the 3rd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne in Vietnam, then as an Army clerk in the 25th Infantry Division, and later as a photographer correspondent in the 2nd Battalion of the 12th Infantry. He describes race relations in the military during the war and interactions with local Vietnamese civilians. Hinman discusses his return from Vietnam, his work following his military service, and his continuing reflection on the war, including his participation in Dartmouth professor Roberta Stewart’s veterans reading group.


  • 2015-08-18


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Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


1.61 GB (1 WAV file)

65 pages (1 transcript)


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