Oral Histories


Return to Vietnam, April 20 – May 4, 2008

My overall impression is that the trip was enjoyable, but not for the reasons I anticipated. I was part of a tour organized by Military Historical Tours (MHT.) The tour was billed as a 2d Battalion, 4th Marines (2/4) 40th Anniversary Return to Vietnam. There were 19 of us, including the tour director and two assistants. Of the 19, nine of us actually served in 2/4 in Vietnam.

The Sinking of USS Indianapolis

Recollections of the sinking of USS Indianapolis (CA-35) by CAPT Lewis L. Haynes, MC (Medical Corps) (Ret.), the senior medical officer on board the ship.

U.S. Navy Nurse in the Pacific Theater during World War II

Recollections of CAPT Ann Bernatitus, NC, USN, (Ret.), recounting her, service in the Philippines including Bataan, evacuation from Corregidor on USS Spearfish (SS-190); and service on USS Relief (AH-1) during the Okinawa campaign and the return of American prisoners of war from Japanese-occupied China.