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March 26-29, 2013 the first state-level commemoration of Vietnam Veterans is set to take place in Ohio with Vietnam Veterans Day (schedule at http://dvs.ohio.gov/home/vietnam_veterans_commemoration/events.aspx). Below are resources from our collections remembering the vets. See all our Cantigny 1st Division "Big Red One" Oral Histories at http://bit.ly/cantigny. See all our digital collections at http://media.library.ohiou.edu

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Ohio University Alumni Journal, March "Captain Burton W. Campbell, a Ohio University honor graduate returned to the States after being captive for seven years in a North Vietnam POW camp.

Ohio University Alumni Journal, March 1973

 "Burt Campbell, Known POW" "'Ohio has the sixth largest number of POW/MIA families. Vietnam Veterans Day, Vietnam War, Day Schedule, Oral History, Ohio, Families, December, University

Ohio University Alumni Journal, December 1970

Ohio University Alumni Journal, December 1970. Vietnam War. "Burt Campbell, '61, Known POW" "'Ohio has the sixth largest number of POW/MIA families.'" :: Ohio University Archives

When Patrick McLaughlin enrolled at Ohio University in he had just completed nearly two years of combat duty in Vietnam. McLaughlin came to Athens in t.

Soldier and Scholar: A Vietnam veteran reflects

When Patrick McLaughlin enrolled at Ohio University in 1969, he had just completed nearly two years of combat duty in Vietnam. McLaughlin came to Athens in t...

Before the end of the calendar year, Alden Library's Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections will have video and transcripts of 20 in-depth oral interviews with veterans of the U. Army's Infantry Division added to its collections.

Vietnam Veteran

Before the end of the calendar year, Alden Library's Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections will have video and transcripts of 20 in-depth oral interviews with veterans of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division added to its collections.

Van Kuran, Lawrence (Video interview), The Cantigny Division Oral History Project. Staff Sergeant Lawrence “Larry” Van Kuran, a Los Angeles native, voluntarily enlisted in the Army and requested assignment to the infantry in Vietnam. Vietnam Veterans Day, Day Schedule, Staff Sergeant, Oral History, Division, Larry, Interview, Van, Vans

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Van Kuran, Lawrence (Video interview), The Cantigny 1st Division Oral History Project. Staff Sergeant Lawrence “Larry” Van Kuran, a Los Angeles native, voluntarily enlisted in the Army and requested assignment to the infantry in Vietnam.

Thompson, Larry (Video interview), Part 1 of 2. The Cantigny 1st Division Oral History Project. Larry Thompson describes himself as something of a "hellraiser" in his youth, tells of being on probation for stealing clothes and hubcaps from Conway Twitty. Before a judge for violating his probation, he was given the choice of jail time or joining the military. It was 1961 when he enlisted. Vietnam Veterans Day, Conway Twitty, Joining The Military, Day Schedule, Oral History, Division, Larry, Interview, Youth

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Thompson, Larry (Video interview), Part 1 of 2. The Cantigny 1st Division Oral History Project. Larry Thompson describes himself as something of a "hellraiser" in his youth, tells of being on probation for stealing clothes and hubcaps from Conway Twitty. Before a judge for violating his probation, he was given the choice of jail time or joining the military. It was 1961 when he enlisted.

 The Cantigny Division Oral History Project. Larry Parsons from Montgomery, Minnesota, enlisted in the Army in 1968 so that he couldn't be drafted into the Marine Corps. Vietnam Veterans Day, Day Schedule, Oral History, Marine Corps, Marines, Division, Larry, Minnesota, Ohio

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Parsons, Lawrence (Video interview). The Cantigny 1st Division Oral History Project. Larry Parsons from Montgomery, Minnesota, enlisted in the Army in 1968 so that he couldn't be drafted into the Marine Corps.

 The Cantigny Division Oral History Project. Richard "Jake" Jacobs, from rural Creighton, Missouri, spent two years in the Army from as an infantryman with the Big Red One. Vietnam Veterans Day, The Big Red One, Day Schedule, Oral History, Missouri, Ohio, Interview, University, Army

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Jacobs, Richard (Video interview). The Cantigny 1st Division Oral History Project. Richard "Jake" Jacobs, from rural Creighton, Missouri, spent two years in the Army from 1968-1970 as an infantryman with the Big Red One.

Geary, Wesley V. (Video interview), part 1 of 2.  The Cantigny 1st Division Oral History Project. Chaplain Wesley Geary, born in Klondike, Texas, describes himself as a minister involved in civil rights activities until 1963 when his bishop suggested joining the army to be a chaplain. Vietnam Veterans Day, Day Schedule, Joining The Army, Oral History, Civil Rights, Division, Ohio, Interview, Texas

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Geary, Wesley V. (Video interview), part 1 of 2. The Cantigny 1st Division Oral History Project. Chaplain Wesley Geary, born in Klondike, Texas, describes himself as a minister involved in civil rights activities until 1963 when his bishop suggested joining the army to be a chaplain.

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Gannon, Loren (Video interview), part 1 of 3. The Cantigny 1st Division Oral History Project. Loren Gannon, Jr. of St. Clair, Michigan, saw active service in both Korea and Vietnam.

Fee, William (Video interview), part 1 of The Cantigny Division Oral History Project. As a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati, William Fee felt compelled to volunteer to serve with the Army in Vietnam. Vietnam Veterans Day, Day Schedule, University Of Cincinnati, Oral History, 20 Years Old, Division, Ohio, Interview, Army

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Fee, William (Video interview), part 1 of 2. The Cantigny 1st Division Oral History Project. As a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of Cincinnati, William Fee felt compelled to volunteer to serve with the Army in Vietnam.

The Cantigny Division Oral History Project phase II features 22 videotaped oral histories of soldiers and guardsmen who served with the Division of the U. Army between 1944 and Pictured is Vietnam War veteran Patrick McLaughlin. Vietnam Veterans Day, Veterans Memorial Day, Vietnam War, Day Schedule, Change Of Heart, Oral History, Division, Soldiers, Interview

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McLaughlin, Patrick (Video interview), part 1 of 3. The Cantigny 1st Division Oral History Project. When Patrick M. McLaughlin first received his draft notification he deferred it as a student, but later had a change of heart and decided to volunteer.