2006 Feb. 5
Gardner, Thomas N.
United States - Topics Gardner addresses: growing up in a Navy family, father a dentist in a uniform; as a child wanting to someday join the Navy; by end of high school he started shifting away from wanting a military role to wanting a role in diplomacy at the State Department; racism in Florida in 1960s; attending University of Virginia and getting involved in civil rights and anti-war movements; joi... more
2006 Aug. 1
Wallace, Roger L.
United States - Topics addressed by Wallace: growing up in Springfield, Massachusetts; attending Clark University and becoming involved in the activism on campus; his early impressions of the military his initial reaction to his low lottery number and his resolve to serve if called; watching the war in Vietnam escalate and how it changed his opinion of serving in the military; demonstrating against the war by dis... more
2004 Aug. 24
United States - Topics Goss addresses: his involvement in the anti-war movement while attending Rutgers in the mid-1960s; his background as a native of Newark, New Jersey ; the changing demographics of Newark which included large minority and poor populations--populations that had a difficult time getting out of the draft; his efforts to get out of the draft including a brief enrollment in law school and two ... more
2004 Sept. 4
United States - Topics Higgins addresses during the interview: his job as a psychological counselor at Trinity College; the rise of student activism on campus in the 1960s; his "numb" opposition to the Vietnam War; the anti-war movement on campus; his role in supporting students who did not want to be drafted, but refusing to provide false diagnoses.
United States - Topics Hoogstraten addresses: opposition to the war during high school; increased anti-war activity during last year in school; his experience the day of the lottery and his number, 56; the period of waiting before he was called up for active service; efforts to find a legitimate medical reason to be dismissed; day he received induction letter and advice from draft counselor to make a scene at inducti... more
2006 July 5
United States - Topics addressed by Sussman: growing up as an average student; enrolling at Rutgers in the fall of 1963; not being aware of what was happening in Vietnam; becoming exposed to anti-war activity on campus; sympathizing with the anti-war movement, but not being active in it; experimenting with drugs; becoming more aware of the draft after graduation; looking for alternatives to the drat i... more