Oral history interview of James K. Gardner (Class of 1965) by Professor Elizabeth Taylor - Edited Transcription

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Title
Oral history interview of James K. Gardner (Class of 1965) by Professor Elizabeth Taylor - Edited Transcription
Contributors
Gardner, James K. (creator)
Taylor, Beth, 1953- (creator)
Date Created
2011 January 28
Abstract
James Gardner (Class of 1965) oral history interview conducted by Prof. Elizabeth Taylor at the John Hay Library on January 28, 2010. In the interview he relates his memories of Brown University during his undergraduate and graduate school days, noting how thing changed from 1965 to 1968. A majority of the interview focuses on his experiences as a Lieutenant in the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps before and during his assignment to Vietnam and the war. During the war he served in the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG), a highly classified, multi-service United States special operations unit which, among other things, conducted covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War. <emph render="bold">Correction: </emph> Frederic Read Chesebrough (1942-1967) was Class of 1964. He was known as "Derek" to peers and was President of Psi Upsilon. His last name has been misspelled as "Derek Chesborough" in James Gardner (1965) and Barry Kowalski's (1966) oral histories and profiles. Also, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Andersen (1931-1989), Brown Class of 1953, was spelled Lieutenant Colonel "Anderson" in Gardner's documentation.
Keywords
Societies, etc.
History
Cyprus Crisis, 1963
Draft
Electric generators
Loran
Military helicopters
Napalm
Radio in propaganda
Radio, Military
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Aerial operations, American
Personal narratives, American
Prisoners and prisons
Protest movements
Psychological aspects
Social aspects
Description and travel
Notes
Digital object made available by : Brown University Library, John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts , Box A, Brown University, Providence, RI, 02912, U.S.A., (http://library.brown.edu/)

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Gardner, James K., and Taylor, Beth, "Oral history interview of James K. Gardner (Class of 1965) by Professor Elizabeth Taylor - Edited Transcription" (2011). James K. Gardner (Class of 1965) oral history and papers relating to the Vietnam War. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:404750/

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