Interview with Robert Wrinn, May 19, 1989

Project: American Veterans: Vietnam War Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In the first portion of the interview, Wrinn briefly describes United States Army weaponry and ranks in Vietnam, then discusses his life after his return from the war and the condition of Vietnam Veterans. In the second and larger portion of the interview, Wrinn tells his story from the beginning, when he was drafted, through various stages of training, and finally to his arrival and service in Vietnam. He describes his combat experiences and injuries, his responsibilities as a squad leader, military bases and equipment, and social aspects of life in the Army such as race relations and recreation.

Interview Accession

1989oh175_vvk029

Interviewee Name

Robert Wrinn

Interviewer Name

Wayne Johnson

Interview Date

1989-05-19

Interview Partial Date

May 19, 1989

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Wrinn, Robert Interview by Wayne Johnson. 19 May. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wrinn, R. (1989, May 19). Interview by W. Johnson. American Veterans: Vietnam War Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wrinn, Robert, interview by Wayne Johnson. May 19, 1989, American Veterans: Vietnam War Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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