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Document Details


Title: Robert Wilkes
Local code: OH0053
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Vietnam Archive Oral History Project
Description: Dr. Robert Wilkes served in the Air Commando Wing, Special Air Warfare and arrived in Vietnam on Christmas Day, 1967. He was stationed in Saigon where served as an Executive Officer of the 1st Air Commando Wing. After two months he was transferred to the base command post on Ton Son Nhut Air Base. Wilkes discusses government policies in Vietnam, his contact with the Vietnamese and his feelings toward the war. Wilkes also examines the anti-war movement and returning to the United States with special emphasis on how he was treated. OH0053 - part of the Robert Wilkes Collection
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Wilkes, Robert
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Military camps--Vietnam; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; United States--Military history; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Atrocities; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025468-27313