Vietnam

Stories with interview subjects from our Vietnam collection. Browse all stories to see subjects across all Voces collections.

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Rolando L. Rios

Rolando Rios  

Vietnam, Political & Civic Engagement

By Jess Brown

It was the summer of 1952. Leo Rios, a cab driver, was shot dead by a passenger he had just picked up on the streets of San Antonio, Texas. His wife, Teresa Hernandez, was left with a broken heart to nurse and three daughters...

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Jessica Brown

Alonzo Robert Rivera

Robert Alonzo Rivera photographed in Con Thien Vietnam, while resting after a fire fight in November, 1968.  

Vietnam

By Ali Vise

Catching a midnight train in Fresno, Calif., Alonzo R. Rivera Jr., watched his mother, draped with a blanket, crying as she said goodbye. At that moment, the work of his childhood harvesting grapes and cotton became a thing of...

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Olivia Puentes-Reynolds

Benjamin "Ben" S. Rivera

Ben Rivera - Voces Oral History Project  

Vietnam

By Blake Barber, California State University, Fullerton

Looking back on his experience while serving with the U.S. Marines in Vietnam, Ben Rivera evoked three years full of uncertainty about making it home, but also friendships that...

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Taylor Peterson

Nestor Rodriguez

Nestor Rodriguez  

Vietnam

By Ben Wermund

In the spring of 1968, Nestor Rodriguez was desperate to get out of his hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Facing social pressure after a broken engagement, the usually straight-A student was failing his fourth semester...

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Ben Wermund

Ramon Rodriguez

Ramon Rodriguez - Voces Oral History Project  

Vietnam

By Zachary Romo, California State University, Fullerton

Standing in front of a judge, Ramon Rodriguez was given two options when he was 17: Go to jail or join the military. With his father’s approval, he chose to serve.

As a...

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Frank Trejo

Fernando & Mrs. Gloria Rodriguez

Fernando Rodriguez  

Vietnam

By Joseph Muller

Unlike many U.S. military veterans who served in Southeast Asia during the 1960s, Fernando Rodriguez did not see a Vietnamese battlefield, even though he volunteered to fight more than once.

The closest that the...

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Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

Ben R. Saenz

Vietnam Vet, Ben Saenz, was interviewed in Houston, Texas, on April 9, 2011. [Voces Oral History Project/ Michelle J Lojewski]  

Vietnam

By Gilbert Song

Bernardino "Ben" Saenz Jr. arrived in Vietnam to the sound of sirens and pitch black darkness in May 1969, just five months after he was drafted. The smell was terrible, he recalled.

"I knew I was in the real stuff...

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Gilbert Song

Placido Salazar

November 23, 1956. Placido at the Barracks at FE Warren AFB, WYO.\Just a rare moment relaxing.\""  

Vietnam

By Lena Price

Placido Salazar had a choice.

He could have gone to the bunker, where he would have been relatively safe from the mortar attack raging outside his base in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, in 1965.

Or he could attempt to...

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Lena Price

Hector Sanchez

Hector Sanchez  

Vietnam

By Lindsey Craun

When 18-year-old Hector Sanchez learned he had been drafted into the U.S. Army to fight in Vietnam just three months after his high school graduation, he knew that he had to face the reality, look forward to the...

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Liliana Rodriguez

Juan Modesto Sanchez-Acevedo

Modesto Sanchez-Acevedo  

Vietnam

By Melissa Macaya

One of the most vivid memories of the Vietnam War for Modesto Sanchez occurred moments before he boarded the ship that would take him to war and change his life forever.

“President Lyndon B. Johnson...

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Manuel G. Aviles-Santiago

Raymond "Ray" Saucedo

Raymond Saucedo - Voces Oral History Project  

Vietnam

By Jackie Rapp

If growing up in a family with 11 brothers and one sister doesn’t sound hectic enough, Raymond
"Ray" Saucedo’s family also didn’t just stay in one location. Saucedo's childhood consisted of summers when the...

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Jackie Rapp

Jose M. Soto

Jose M. Soto was interviewed at the Laredo Community College library in Laredo, Texas, on March 6, 2010. (Photo By: Marc Hamel)  

Vietnam

By Iris Zubair

Although he had big dreams of a career playing football, Jose Mariano Soto, a young Mexican-American college student living in Laredo, Texas during the 1960s, volunteered for the Marine Corps to avoid getting drafted...

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Liliana Rodriguez

Henry Soza

Henry Soza photographed with a Donut Dollie Red Cross volunteer in Vietnam on April 21, 1969.  

Vietnam

By Jonathan Woo

The horrors of the Vietnam War remained so etched in his mind that for decades, Henry Soza Jr., continued to be haunted by what he had seen and heard.

As a U.S. Army Combat Medic supporting Troop B, 5th Squadron, 7th...

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Taylor Peterson

Ernesto Torres

Ernesto Torres at the Lane Air Field Base in front of his barracks (Hooch) in April 1971.\Holding my M16 rifle.\""  

Vietnam

By Grant Abston

After his graduation from Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver in 1969, Ernesto Torres developed a hobby -- racing cars.

Torres, who registered for the draft after graduation, had trouble finding steady work after...

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Ricardo LaFore

Robert Lee Urioste

 

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David Valladolid

David Valladolid - Voces Oral History Project  

Vietnam

By Kassandra Balli

After almost getting his eyes blown out of his head by a mine in Vietnam, David Valladolid was hospitalized for three months. He lay flat in a bed in a hospital in Saigon for 30 days; doctors feared that if he...

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Henry Mendoza

Joseph F. Velasquez

Joseph Vasquez - Voces Oral History Project  

Vietnam

By Kristina Beverly, Cal State Fullerton

When Joseph Velasquez joined the U.S. Navy on April 23, 1968, he received a card that asked where he would want to go if he were deployed.

He could have picked anywhere, but he wanted...

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Liliana Rodriguez

José Luis "Louis" Villalobos Jr.

José Luis "Louis" Villalobos Jr. - Voces Oral History Project  

Vietnam

By the Voces Staff

Louis Villalobos Jr., a senior in high school, weighed his options. He didn't have the money to go to college. He could wait to be drafted to serve in the Vietnam War, or he could enlist and hope to be assigned...

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Liliana Rodriguez

Neftali L. Zendejas

 

Korean Conflict, Vietnam

By Layne Victoria Lynch

As 80-year-old Neftali L. Zendejas looked back on the memories of his childhood before his service in both the Korean and Vietnam wars, he reminisced about how he knew he wanted to work with aircrafts at an early...

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Raquel C. Garza