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The NYC Veterans Oral History Project: Gerald Brown
Gerald Brown recorded his oral history on February 13th, 2013 at the James J. Peters Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Mr. Brown was an E-4 in the Army during the Vietnam War. Coming from an Army family, Mr. Brown forged his enlistment papers at 17. While his parents weren't thrilled, they still let him go. Throughout this fascinating interview, Mr. Brown continues to stress, "Not all of Vietnam was bad."
Interview Audio Log:
2:35: 1st kill in Vietnam
6:15: Another kill that haunts Brown
11:56: "A GI's Prayer," poem by Brown
15:30: Return to civilian life
22:10: Happy moments in Vietnam
25:28: "Not all Vietnam was bad..."