United States - Topics addressed by Jessop: growing up in Guilford, Connecticut; his awareness of the war in Vietnam during high school; working at a United Church of Christ conference center summer before college; meeting a man there who refused induction and ended up serving three years in prison; determining that he would not serve if called; attending Trinity College; deciding to leave Trinity during ... more
2004 Aug. 23
United States - Topics addressed by Marotta: going to work for General Electric right after high school; the strong anti anti-war sentiment at GE, a company that profited from the war in Vietnam; his social circle that involved high school friends, music and marijuana; his growing disillusionment with GE; decisions to seek vocation counseling at Boston University; his result indicating a strong aptitu... more
2006 July 7
Brown, Robert L.
United States - Topics addressed by Brown: graduating from high school and going right to work; receiving encouragement to consider college; enrolling at Central Connecticut State University; getting involved in national politics while a student, especially the racial injustice and discrimination he and other African American students experienced or witnessed; during this same time getting married and starting a fami... 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
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
2007 Jan. 19 – 2007 Jan. 20
Holtzman, Jay H.
United States - Topics addressed by Holtzman: growing up in Philadelphia in a Jewish family with a strong emphasis on education; attending LaSalle University and going to medical school; joining the Berry Plan while in medical school to avoid being drafted, but not realizing that he was enlisting even though service would be deferred until after residency; becoming more active in the anti-war movemen... more