Interview with James Stephen Wilson, December 13, 1989

Project: American Veterans: Vietnam War Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Childhood in Kingsville-- Kentucky; educational background; medical school training at Duke University; entered the Navy as a pilot in June of 1959; duty aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of Vietnam; dumping weapons in the South China Sea; North Vietnamese supply route through Laos and Cambodia to the Mekong Delta; destroying storage sites in Laos; being shot down and wounded; hiding from the Viet Cong; experiencing fear while being hunted; physiological effects of his wounds and dehydration on his body; being rescued; dealing with psychological trauma of his experiences; his not being allowed to tell about the Laos bombings; attitude toward the war protesters; Wilson Family history.

Interview Accession

1989oh322_vvk032

Interviewee Name

James Stephen Wilson

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1989-12-13

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Wilson, James Stephen Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 13 Dec. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wilson, J.S. (1989, December 13). Interview by A. L. Kelly. American Veterans: Vietnam War Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wilson, James Stephen, interview by Arthur L. Kelly. December 13, 1989, American Veterans: Vietnam War Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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