Interview with Ginnie Rueber, April 1, 2022

Project: West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project

Interview Summary

I interviewed women veteran Ginnie Rueber on April 1, 2022. Through zoom in our respective location. The interview begins with Ginnie talking about her background before her involvement in the Marines. She talks about where she grew up, her family, hobbies, and more, detailing her life before the military. The Ginnie talks about her early military involvement. She explains how she first got involved in the military and some of the earliest challenges she faced as a woman in the Marines. Next, Ginnie speaks about being a teletype operator, the training she went through, and her boot camp experience. Next, Ginnie goes in-depth about her experience with the Vietnam war, how she first heard about it, and how she felt about the Vietnam war. Ginnie then tells about how she was treated after the war and what her life is like now and when she first returned after the war. The interview concludes with Ginnie’s advice to women who would like to get involved in the military and the final thoughts she would like future students and historians to hear.

Interview Accession

2022oh1576_wcv0038

Interviewee Name

Ginnie Rueber

Interviewer Name

Patriece Gabriel Halton

Interview Date

2022-04-01

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Rueber, Ginnie Interview by Patriece Gabriel Halton. 01 Apr. 2022. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Rueber, G. (2022, April 01). Interview by P. G. Halton. West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Rueber, Ginnie, interview by Patriece Gabriel Halton. April 01, 2022, West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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