916 – StoryCorps – a cool tool for Vietnam Veterans

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Many Vietnam Veterans have vivid memories of their time in country. Sometimes those memories can be unpleasant and as hard to get rid of as a visiting in-law who will not go away. Sometimes they can be a poignant and unforgettable hangover from the past. In this episode of Vietnam Veteran News Podcast a handy way to record and archive Vietnam Veteran memories will be featured.

StoryCorps is an organization that records interviews about the lives of individuals. Since their founding in 2003 they have given a quarter of a million Americans the chance to record interviews about their lives. Their goal is to pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and to leave a legacy for the future. It is the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered. Voices are archived at Story Corps and the Library of Congress.

StoryCorps is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. CallĀ 1-800-850-4406 to schedule an interview. CLICK HERE for additional information on their website.

StoryCorps offer Vietnam Veterans an excellent way to record their vivid memories. In this episode a sample interview about a Vietnam Veteran is presented to show a finished product from StoryCorps.

The featured interview is a conversation with Roberta Vincent with her son, Robert Howard II. They are the widow and son of Army Sgt. Robert Louis Howard who died in 1969 during the Vietnam War. He left behind his ex-wife Roberta Vincent, and their 4-year-old son, Robert Howard II. They talk about how the loss of Robert Louis Howard in Vietnam changed their lives forever.

If you are a Vietnam Veteran with a memory of your time in Vietnam or after and you would like to save it for future generations StoryCorps offers an easy and simple way to get the job done. So why don’t you give it a try?

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Roberta Vincent with her son, Robert Howard II, at their StoryCorps interview in Hartford, Conn. Courtesy of StoryCorps


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