VWV-050 Richard Hudgens: Reluctant Vietnam Veteran

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Material Information

Title:
VWV-050 Richard Hudgens: Reluctant Vietnam Veteran
Physical Description:
Oral history interview
Language:
English
Creator:
VWV-050 Richard Hudgens ( Interviewee )
Max Gelber ( Interviewer )

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Oral history
Podcast
Genre:
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua

Notes

Abstract:
For the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program's Spring 2011 Intern Class. Vietnam veteran Richard Hudgens describes the various mindsets of young men facing the Vietnam War draft in the 1960s before elaborating on his own experience with the draft. He discusses willing enlistees who believed the war was just, willing enlistees who joined in order to avoid being drafted into more dangerous military work, those who believed in the war but did not want to fight it themselves (“Chickenhawks”), draft resistors and anti-war protestors, and reluctant draftees. He describes his disapproval of the war, a disappointing three day stint with the anti-war movement in Toronto, and his experience being drafted “under threat of jail.”

Record Information

Source Institution:
UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
Holding Location:
UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the submitter.
Resource Identifier:
spohp - VWV-050
System ID:
AA00020163:00001


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