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00:00:00 - Interview introduction

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: ---Archivist at the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum, and I am doing an oral history interview today which is July the 13th, 1994, by the way with Susan [Haack-Huskey] a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses her life before the Army, and why she decided to join the Army.

00:03:00 - Basic Training

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Okay. So you entered service in '67.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses basic training at Fort McClellan (Alabama). She discusses receiving punishments and training on base.

00:08:51 - Relationship between the WAC and the Army / First assignment

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Perhaps you could describe the relationship between the regular Army and the
Women's Army Corps.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey explains how WAC interacted with the Army. She also discusses working at the Pentagon as an administration specialist.

00:12:31 - Anecdotes from Washington D.C.

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: I was wondering if you could go into like some of the social activities of 'youse guys'.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses some memories from working in Washington D.C.

00:13:58 - Friends in the Army / Inter-service rivalries

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: See now, I was going to ask about how you all got along. You mentioned the cat
claws and things like that.

Segment Synopsis: Haack-Huskey discusses some of her friends from the army. She also discusses the inter-service rivalries between the Army, Marines, and Air Force.

00:18:44 - Assignment to Vietnam

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Okay. So you get orders for Vietnam. Did you volunteer for service?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey describes the emotions she felt on her way to Vietnam.

00:23:05 - Women's issues in Vietnam (This segment contains graphic material)

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Just recently before you got there?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses some of the issues women faced while stationed in Vietnam.

00:27:04 - Being under fire / Bunker conditions

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Partial Transcript: Haack-Huskey: After we got hit in February
of '68, or '69, I'm sorry, we were 7 nights in February and 8 days in a bunker.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey describes the conditions she was subject to in bunkers while under bomb fire in Vietnam. She also describes some of the experiences she had while in Bien Hoa.

00:32:21 - Daily work

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: I wonder if maybe you could describe some of your daily work routine.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey describes her daily work in administration while in Vietnam.

00:35:16 - Reflections on Saigon

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Why don't you go with that, as Dr. Hartley says.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses her time in Saigon, and recalls anecdotes from the time she spent there.

00:40:02 - Recreation activities

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Uhm, perhaps you could discuss what you did for fun while you were in Vietnam.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses the activities she did for fun after working hours.

00:42:14 - Interactions between men and women

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: I was going to ask how the men and women got along.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses some of the difficulties she experienced as a woman in the military.

00:43:58 - Drugs in the military

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: When I was in the military; I was in the Air Force, and drinking was a big part of social activities.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey describes how drugs, such as Marijuana, were easily accessible.

00:49:00 - Incidents of sexual harassment / Racial tensions

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: What sort of problems? The guys were scary?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses some of the issues of sexual harassment she dealt with. She also describes of the racial tensions that were present in the military.

00:55:14 - Reflections on Vietnam

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Perhaps. So you spent a year in Vietnam. Did you get out in the countryside much?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses the countryside in Vietnam, and some of the people they worked with.

00:57:53 - Last days in Vietnam

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Partial Transcript: Haack-Huskey: I met a guy out in San Diego who wrote a book called "Men in Green Faces".

Segment Synopsis: The previous tape ends abruptly, and some of the interview is missing. In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses her anticipation to leave Vietnam. She also discusses working in the escort service, and shares a memorable experience.

01:01:58 - Leaving Vietnam

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: So, do you remember getting on a plane to leave?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey describes her departure from Vietnam. She also describes the hostility she felt when she arrived back in California.

01:07:00 - Hostile return home, part 1

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Among fellow WACs?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses some of the hostility she experienced from WACs when she returned from Vietnam. She also discusses some of the other issues she experienced when trying to return home.

01:12:03 - Hostile return home, part 2

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: So this is in March or February or something?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey continues explaining the hostility she experienced when returning from Vietnam.

01:16:49 - Life as a veteran

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: I'm interested in your experiences the first couple of years after you got out of the military.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses what benefits she received as a veteran. She also discusses work after her time in the service.

01:21:50 - Anti-Vietnam protests in Madison

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: I've got just two more things, two more topics I want to cover.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey discusses her feelings about the Anti-Vietnam war sentiments in Madison.

01:25:50 - Vietnam Veterans organizations / PTSD

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Partial Transcript: Haack-Huskey: 'Cause I belong to Wisconsin Vietnam Vets.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey speaks about her work in Vietnam Veterans organizations. She discusses relations between veterans of different wars, and discusses her experiences with Post traumatic stress disorder.

01:34:54 - Final anecdotes / Concluding remarks

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: And -- before that. Okay, is there anything else you'd like to add? Those are the questions that I had for you.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Haack-Huskey reflects on some of the experiences she has had with some other veterans. The interview is concluded.