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John D. Stills, Jr.

Vietnam War Oral Histories

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, Vietnam

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-11-11

Duration: 00:16:16

Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | United States. Army | Military | Veterans

Contributors:

  • Stills, John D., Jr. Interviewee

Description

An oral history interview conducted on November 11, 2017, with John D. Stills, Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana. Stills served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his ROTC training at Southern University; his two tours of duty in Vietnam; seeing his unit’s meteorologist killed in a rocket attack; the racial discrimination he faced in the Army and at home; the negative treatment he received for being a Vietnam veteran; the incidents that led to him earning three Bronze Stars; his work with veterans’ organizations; and his advice for young people interested in joining the military.