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Stories From Dartmouth's Vietnam Veterans


In a new book, these veterans relate their experiences: from harrowing jungle combat to the dullness of desk-duty.  They also reflect on the drama surrounding the war in this country and on its legacy today.  We talk with the editor of this book and several veterans whose stories are included.


  • Lee Chilcote – Vietnam veteran who served with the Marines. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • David Hess – Dartmouth veteran featured in the book, and twelfth-term Republican state representative from Hooksett.
  • David Kruger – Vietnam veteran and Dartmouth alum from Exeter, New Hampshire.
  • Phil Schaefer – 1964 Dartmouth alumnus and editor of "Dartmouth Veterans: Vietnam Perspectives"
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