Area Door Gunner
Pat Mayer

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.

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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.

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