Interview with Craig German
Kendrick Dye, Samuel Walley
Vietnam Veterans Oral History project
Kendrick Dye and Samuel Walley interviewed Craig German on his military service and experience in Vietnam. German was born on June 1st, 1944, and both his father and his grandfather had military experience. He graduated from Purdue University in Indiana in 1966 and was able to use Student Deferment during the draft for Vietnam to go to graduate school at South Dakota State University until 1968. He was then sent to Fort Dix for basic and advanced infantry training, then sent to OCS and Fort Bragg in 1969. German went to Vietnam in May of 1970, and shortly celebrated his 26th birthday. He shared stories that ranged from humorous to tragic. German returned to the United States to Hawaii in February of 1971, and finally returned to Indiana in May of 1971. He then shares his views looking back on the war decades after his return.
Date of original
Vietnam, Vietnam War, Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, oral history
History | Military History | Oral History
URL or filename
University of North Georgia
German, Craig, "Interview with Craig German" (2018). Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project. 1.