Library of Congress Veterans History Project
Recognizes Vietnam Veterans
Like many of businesses Waggoner library was closed on Memorial Day. It was a time for us to be with our friends & families and reflect on the contribution our military veterans have made to our lives. The LOC announced that the final installment of the Veterans History Project’s (VHP) year-long special "Experiencing War" website series recognizing the 50-year commemoration of the Vietnam War [launched] May 24. "Vietnam War: Looking Back, Part 4," highlights the diverse wartime stories of veterans who served during the Vietnam War. The veterans in this series represent a variety of branches, service locations and military roles. These extraordinary personal accounts are digitized and accessible on VHP’s website, www.loc.gov/vets/.
In addition to oral history interviews, several of the collections feature extensive manuscript and photographic materials. The collection of combat medic Edwin Mark Trawczynski offers a visual testimony of his experiences in country. His extensive photographic documentation illustrates daily scenes of life in Vietnam, while his correspondence with his family narrates his experience from his second day in Vietnam until a month before his departure.
Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000 to collect, preserve and make accessible the first-hand remembrances of America’s war veterans from WWI through the current conflicts, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. For more information, visit www.loc.gov/vets/ or call the toll-free message line at (888) 371-5848. Subscribe to the VHP RSS to receive periodic updates of VHP news.
- From News from the Library of Congress