Interview with Joseph Bussman, June 29, 2022

Project: West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Joe Bussman was born in 1944. He grew up poor in Pennsylvania. His initial stint in the navy was 2 years of active duty and 4 years in the reserve. It began in 1962. He went active duty in 1963. He served aboard the USS Valley Forge as "personnel man". His duties were mostly office work such as typing and administering tests. He played on the ships basketball team. He returned to civilian life briefly and then back to the Navy in 1970. His later service was classified. He fully retired in 1995. During his later service he also worked as a computer programmer.

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2022oh1544_wcv0006

Interviewee Name

Joseph Bussman

Interviewer Name

Thomas Wood

Interview Date

2022-06-29

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Bussman, Joseph Interview by Thomas Wood. 29 Jun. 2022. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bussman, J. (2022, June 29). Interview by T. Wood. West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Bussman, Joseph, interview by Thomas Wood. June 29, 2022, West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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