Interview with Jim Palmquist, March 31, 2022

Project: West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Jim Palmquist was a volunteer and veteran of the US military during the time of the Vietnam War and with the military during 1968 till 1976. He worked with the Navy starting in 1968 flying helicopters in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Arctic oceans aboard attack aircraft carriers (mainly the JFK Carrier). He was a part of the Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 HC-2 'Fleet Angels' and served in the Navy till 1973 as a Lieutenant and never saw combat. Mr. Palmquist got to travel across Europe with his wife and son, mostly to Greece, Italy and Spain while docked. He later served in the US Army New Jersey National Guard, as a weekend warrior, from 1974 to 1976 as a captain. After his military career he got an MA from Temple University (1973-1976) , worked for Polaroid (1973-1975) and lastly Air Products for 25 years retiring in 2001. He has taught at several universities and worked with United Way until 2009 and the American Helicopter Museum in PA.

Interview Accession

2022oh1572_wcv0034

Interviewee Name

Jim Palmquist

Interviewer Name

Madelyne Maychak

Interview Date

2022-03-31

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Palmquist, Jim Interview by Madelyne Maychak. 31 Mar. 2022. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Palmquist, J. (2022, March 31). Interview by M. Maychak. West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Palmquist, Jim, interview by Madelyne Maychak. March 31, 2022, West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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