Interview with Douglas P. Dahl, May 22, 1989

Project: American Veterans: Vietnam War Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Childhood in Brookings, South Dakota; educational background; "polarization" of his high school over Vietnam War; enlistment in Navy in 1968; basic training in San Diego; communications school in Norfolk, Virginia; duty in the Philippines; Communist insurgency ("Huks") in the Philippines; impressions of Philippine people; assignment to Alameda Naval Air Station in 1970; My Lai massacre; anti-war protesters incident; duty aboard U.S.S. Hancock off coast of Vietnam in December 1970; weaponry aboard Hancock; duty as a traffic checker onboard ship; ability of his commanders; drug abuse onboard ship; discharge in 1971; adjustment to civilian life.

Interview Accession

1989oh176_vvk030

Interviewee Name

Douglas P. Dahl

Interviewer Name

Wayne Johnson

Interview Date

1989-05-22

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Dahl, Douglas P. Interview by Wayne Johnson. 22 May. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Dahl, D.P. (1989, May 22). Interview by W. Johnson. American Veterans: Vietnam War Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Dahl, Douglas P., interview by Wayne Johnson. May 22, 1989, American Veterans: Vietnam War Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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