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Recording Veteran's History

For many years, I’ve worked with the University of Denver’s Department of History recording and recovering oral histories from Colorado veterans of many eras. In particular, this project, Recording Veteran’s History, focused on recording the history of the rapidly aging Vietnam veterans community, especially those individuals involved in veterans advocacy through groups like the United Veterans Coalition. My research focused on recording oral histories, focusing not only on service-based oral histories but also the recording of memory post-conflict. My results found a wide array of veterans experiences, but also highlighted the difficulties of working with an aging population, especially on a project which relied on memory. It is my hope that my part in this work will help continue the process of recording veteran’s experiences, an endeavor which must be completed quickly as the target population ages.