Don Griffis Collection

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    Oral memoirs of Don Griffis: An interview conducted on February 15th, 2022
    Don Griffis was born in Texas in 1942. He grew up in San Angelo and his father was a WWII veteran. He enlisted into the Marines in 1961 after attending college. He served as a captain in the Force Logistics Command in the Vietnam War, maintaining many duties. Griffis discusses his experiences and quotes from his book Eagle Days: A Marine Legal/Infantry Officer in Vietnam. This interview contains his recounts of training in Quantico, his work as a legal officer, his times of rest, race relations within the units, and his pride in his service. Griffis served at a time of upheaval in America and recounts how veterans were treated when they came back from deployment.