Interview with Joseph Emerson Mitchell, 16 October 2011
 

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Mitchell, Joseph Emerson
and Mitchell, David, “Interview with Joseph Emerson Mitchell, 16 October 2011,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 26, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/19755.


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Title

Interview with Joseph Emerson Mitchell, 16 October 2011

Description

Joseph Emerson Mitchell, Sr., interviewed by David Mitchell, first enlisted in the United States Army in 1950 at age 17. Mitchell speaks about his experiences serving during both the Korean and Vietnam wars, including stories of the breakdown of segregation and racism in the military.

Subject

Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Korean War, 1950-1953
Mitchell, Joseph Emerson, Sr.
Veterans
Personal narratives, American
United States
Interviews

Creator

Mitchell, Joseph Emerson
Mitchell, David

Extent

11 pages

Language

English

Interviewee

Mitchell, Joseph E.

Interviewer

Mitchell, David

Interview Date

10/12/11

Duration

45:01 min

Tag

Army, signal corps, mechanic, NCO, enlisted man, ordinance corps, African American, Fort Jackson, Fort Rucker, Fort Bliss, Korea, Camp Bell Rock, Fort Ord, Army Reserves, 82nd Airborne Division, Germany, Fort Campbell, 101st Airborne Division, Operation Dessert Strike, 322nd Infantry, Vietnam, Special Forces, 325th Airborne Infantry Battalion, Fort Knox, 4th Infantry Division, infantry, Germany, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vietcong, North Vietnamese, NVA, racial tension, racism, Fort Belvoir, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Bragg, 3rd Maintenance Company, Bronze Star