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Mason, James, 1945-. Oral History Interview, 2003.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1717

Overview

The Mason collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Mason and Grace Mlady in 2003. In this interview, Mason talks about his service in the 1st Marine Scout Dog Platoon in the United State Marine Corps. He talks about his service during the Vietnam War in the Danang region. Topics include being wounded, family members in the service, protests at home, service in the scout dog platoon, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), returning home and life after the service.

This oral history interview was conducted as part of the South Central Minnesota Veterans History Project conducted by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Dates

  • 2003-11-13

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Biographical / Historical

James Mason was born on December 29, 1945 in Mankato, MN. Mason served in the United States Marine Corps from 1964 to 1969 where he achieved the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. Mason served during the Vietnam War as part of the 1st Marine Scout Dog Platoon. Following active duty, Mason served in the Marine Corp Reserves. Mason now lives in Mankato.

Extent

1.00 folders

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

James Mason donated this collection on November 13, 2003.

Creator

Title
Mason, James, 1945-. Oral History Interview, 2003.
Status
Completed
Author
Andy Cole processed this collection
Date
2009-09
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository

Contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US
507-389-1029