Interview with Edmond J. Cubbage, April 5, 2022

Project: West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In this interview, Edmond Cubbage talks about his personal experiences before, during, and after his involvement in the Vietnam War. Mr. Cubbage grew up in Swampoodle, a close-knit Irish neighborhood in North Philadelphia and in 1965, at 19 years old, was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in Vietnam. He talks at length about the impact that the war had on him, as well as some of the friends he made while serving. We also had discussions about the racial tensions of the time, and how they carried into the Vietnam war. He served in Vietnam from 1966-1967 and came back to the states where he met his wife and worked as a truck driver. Most recently, he wrote a book titled Just a Kid from Swampoodle to Vietnam, which tells his stories as well as other soldiers who served at the same time he did.

Interview Accession

2022oh1547_wcv0009

Interviewee Name

Edmond J. Cubbage

Interviewer Name

Adam Nitch

Interview Date

2022-04-05

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Cubbage, Edmond J. Interview by Adam Nitch. 05 Apr. 2022. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Cubbage, E.J. (2022, April 05). Interview by A. Nitch. West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Cubbage, Edmond J., interview by Adam Nitch. April 05, 2022, West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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