Richard Baggett Collection

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    Oral memoirs of Richard Baggett: An interview conducted on October 12th, 2022
    (2023-11)
    Richard Baggett is a Vietnam veteran, entering the Air Force in 1969, and working in a field hospital at Ton Son Nhut Air Base in Vietnam, mentions Laos, and northern Thailand until 1973. He was born in Fort Worth to a military family, on May 20th, 1945. He talks about his services, near death experiences in the rocket attacks at his hospital in Vietnam, his experiences post-military service, and reception by the greater civilian population in America and Vietnam, as well as his PTSD. He also discusses the impact of his service, both in his personal and professional life. At the end, he talks about some of his items he would like to donate for digitization to the Oral History program, including uniforms, and photographs.