The Making of Still Here: Vietnam War Stories from Illinois

October 19, 2017

Pat Mayer

Kimberlie Kranich, co-producer of Still Here: Vietnam War Stories from Illinois, talks with Morning Edition host, Brian Moline, about her two-year effort to bring the voices of Illinois’ veterans, war refugees and war resisters to listeners, teachers, students and the public.

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.