Interview with Garry E. Boling, September 26, 2017

Project: Kentucky Honor Flight Veterans Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this second interview with Garry E. Boling he continues to discuss his participation in the Vietnam War after being drafted in 1966. He talks briefly about his basic training and AIT experiences, and describes his feelings about being sent to Vietnam. He talks about his first impressions and feelings upon arriving in Vietnam, and talks about his mission with Headquarters Company while there. He describes being part of the mortar track, their weapons and equipment, and what it was like to be in combat. He talks about their tactics, as well as some of the operations he participated in, including the Tet Offensive. He talks about being wounded twice, relations among soldiers, and the effects of the Vietnam War, both personally and worldwide.

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2017oh585_honor011

Interviewee Name

Garry E. Boling

Interviewer Name

Jeffrey Suchanek

Interview Date

2017-09-26

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Boling, Garry E. Interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. 26 Sep. 2017. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Boling, G.E. (2017, September 26). Interview by J. Suchanek. Kentucky Honor Flight Veterans Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Boling, Garry E., interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. September 26, 2017, Kentucky Honor Flight Veterans Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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