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The Vietnam Draft: In Their Own Words: Draft Motivated Enlistees-Why did they enlist and serve?
Dalarna University, School of Education and Humanities, History.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay examines why Vietnam veterans, who were draft motivated enlistees, enlisted when drafted or threatened with the draft. Data is taken from 63 oral history interviews conducted by The Vietnam Archive Oral History Project at Texas Tech University and is analyzed using the phenomenological research approach. The background of this paper briefly explains the Vietnam Draft and the draft avoidance options available to those men who were drafted. The results section utilizes quotes from the oral history interviews to show the main themes of why men chose to enlist when faced with the draft. The discussion section discusses these themes in a wider context and brings up areas for further research.

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Falun, 2011. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Vietnam War, draft, enlistment, draft motivated enlistment, Vietnam veterans
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-5460OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:5460DiVA: diva2:519038
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2011-03-22 Created: 2011-03-22 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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