Pat Mayer

Vietnam Still Here - October 19, 2017

Still Here: Vietnam War Stories from Illinois

Still Here: Vietnam War Stories from Illinois  weaves together first-hand accounts of combat veterans, war resisters and refugees to reveal the harsh realities of war as well as journeys of survival and recovery. 2018 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award - News Documentary.

Tim Meyers/WILL

Vietnam Still Here - October 13, 2017

Steve Allen

Steve Allen, Marine platoon commander, remembers "Smitty". 

Central Illinois Vietnam War Stories

A man being interviewed on camera in a studio

Oral History Interview: Donald Hyche

Donald Hyche of Champaign, Illinois enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as an area door gunner during the Vietnam War from 1970 – 1971.  He reflects on race relations, combat and his recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder.

two women, Constance Edwards in uniform on the right

Oral History Interview: Constance Edwards

Constance Edwards of Frankfort, Illinois served as an officer in the Army Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War from 1966 until 1967.  The United States Army recruited her while she was a student at Tuskegee University in Alabama, where she was born and lived until joining the Army.