Julius Eugene Driver
In his January 24, 2018 interview with Emily Deinert, Gene Driver discusses his career in the Air Force – he served during the Cold War and the Vietnam War. During the Cold War, he was loaned out to the CIA and worked in Area 51 with an alias doing research with the spy planes. He discusses who else worked in Area 51 with him (he knows only aliases), and why they were chosen to work on this secret project. Driver then talks about when he was sent to Vietnam in 1967, and describes the mortar attacks on the air force base at which he was stationed and how he earned a bronze star with the “V” device.
In his November 29, 2017 interview with Emily Deinert (nee Cranwell), Harvey Mayhill describes his time in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He shares why he enlisted in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, as well as what the basic training experience was like. He then discusses his time at various Air Force bases across the United States and what his responsibilities were as part of a Communications squadron. Mayhill also talks at length of how his Commander, Wayne Schrame, had invited Mayhill over for Thanksgiving the year Mayhill's mother died -- Mayhill points to this act of kindness as influencing the way Mayhill volunteers and serves those around him. He then describes some of the volunteer service he currently participates in.
Jacky Crawford Bayne
In his October 27, 2003 interview with Kelly Mitchell, Jacky Bayne describes his experience overseas in the Vietnam War. He shares the stories of when he was wounded in Vietnam, his near death experiences associated with that, and his journey back to the United States. Bayne also explains how he met his wife and his recovery from his wounds. He concludes with what he did after the war and some of his special memories from his service. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
William D. Wolfe
In his October 20, 2003 interview with Alan Garmendia, William D. Wolfe recollects about his time in the Navy during WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. Wolfe shares the details of his work in the Navy on an experimental destroyer testing new sonar. The interview concludes with reminiscences of the South Pacific and pastimes of soldiers. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
In his February 28, 1993 interview with Ron Chepesiuk, Jim Fouratt discussed his involvement with the Gay Liberation Front and the anti-war movement. Fourrat is an actor and has been since before he was a gay rights activist. Fourrat explained his role as a leader in the Gay Liberation Front, a non-violent activist group. He also covered the topics of “outing”, hippies, the New Left, the Black Panther Party, J. Edgar Hoover, Stonewall, homophobia, blacklisting in Hollywood, self-empowerment, the AIDS epidemic, and non-violence versus violence. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
An interview with Barry Melton and his rock filled 1960s experience including his start in a loose-knit jug band called the Fish which focused itself on the Vietnam antiwar movement.
In his May 10, 1979 interview with Kenneth M. Nelson, Jules “Butch” Hall recounts his time in service and the role he played in Rock Hill’s Black Panther Party. Hall also compares Friendship College to Winthrop College and shares efforts to educate the black community. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
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