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After years (weeks) of preparation, I am finally (almost) ready to interview my grandfather, a South Vietnamese war veteran, on his war and immigration experiences. I have most recently used this source: http://www.loc.gov/vets/questions.html This government-run website gives tips on how to conduct oral history on a relative; particularly veterans. The source goes relatively in-depth of … Continue reading

  • Hersh, Seymour M. Chain of command: The road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib. Harper Perennial, 2005. Seymour Hersh, an investigative journalist who was in Vietnam during the My Lai Massacre, published everything he heard about the massacre while he was a reporter in Vietnam. After finding out about the massacre, Hersh went to the army camp in the area to ask questions. He eventually reported the massacre to the public, blaming Lt. William Calley as the officer who ordered the killings. His reports fueled the U.S. peace movement, which called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops. I liked this source because it gave me an important story regarding the My Lai massacre, something I've really been getting into recently. I don't like how this book was incredibly biased in favor of Mr. Hersh  but I admire his bravery in reporting something that the military tried to cover up to the general public. Now that I am fairly knowledgeable regarding the My Lai Massacre, I need to branch out, possibly to the antics of the Viet Cong that led the Americans to believe that My Lai was a major Viet Cong base.