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Floyd M. Byers Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3389
Abstract

In this interview (conducted as part of the Center for the Study of War and Society's Veteran's Oral History Project), Floyd M. Byers discusses his childhood in Tracy City, Tennessee, his experiences as an Army officer in post World War II Germany, his service as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, and his postwar life working as an office manager and Vice-President for passenger traffic at Tennessee Airways.

Dates: 2002 April 16

John B. Sorenson Audiotapes

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3373
Abstract The two audiotapes in this collection contain messages that John B. Sorensen, then serving in Vietnam, recorded and sent to his mother, Mrs. Oscar Sorensen, and other relatives living near Hines, Illinois. One of the audiotape boxes is postmarked 12 April 1964. On the tapes, Sorensen discusses Vietnamese weather (which he claims has two seasons: one of them's hot and wet and the other is hotter and dry), his duties as a helicopter gunner, and the Viet Cong. He also includes some pre-recorded...
Dates: 1964 April 12, undated

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