Interview with Russell Olson, 15 October 2011
 

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Olson, Russell and Hedgepath, Ben, “Interview with Russell Olson, 15 October 2011,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 21, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/19760.


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Title

Interview with Russell Olson, 15 October 2011

Description

Russell Olson Jr., born August 3, 1947, served as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army for 30 years, including service in Vietnam. In this interview he discusses the draft for the Vietnam war and his personal experience, including living with the Montagnards in the highlands of Vietnam.

Subject

Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Olson, Russell, 1947
Veterans
Personal narratives, American
United States
Interviews

Creator

Olson, Russell
Hedgepath, Ben

Extent

12 pages

Language

English

Interviewee

Olson, Russell

Interviewer

Hedgepath, Ben

Interview Date

10/15/11

Duration

41:43 min

Tag

Oakland, California, Vietnam, Army, officer, field artillery, Citadel, Germany, Fort Drum, India, Special Forces, Fort Bragg, adviser in Vietnam, Montagnards, Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base, Saigon, Vietcong, Bronze Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal

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