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NARRATOR: Mark Fischer
BIOGRAPHY: Mark Fischer, at the time of this oral
history interview, is working as an urologist in Dothan. He has a wife and two
sons and resides in the Dothan area. Mr.
Fischer was born in Minute, North Dakota, where he attended high school. He was attending college at the University of
Colorado when he decided to join the army. He joined the army in January of 1970 and
served in the Vietnam War. Mr. Fischer
feels that the time spent in the military changed his life in a positive way. The military taught him deeper responsibility
and he feels the army made him a better student. His time spent in the military is the reason
he became the man he is and for the life he has created.
Birthdate: October 15, 1950
INTERVIEWER: Bernard Karabin
DATE: July 22, 2003
PLACE: Fischer residence
TOPIC OF INTERVIEW: The veteran life history of Mr. Mark Fischer and the effects of the military on
Date processed: 5-2005
Processed By: M. Olliff
No. of tapes: 1
No. of sides: 2
Length of tape: 40
Name: Military Branch
Introduction to military service
University of Colorado
Joined the Army
Enlisted in North Dakota
Volunteered for Vietnam
Description of Vietnam
Oakland Army Base
4th Infantry Divisoin
Description of Duty
Greatest impression war left on his life
Positive aspects of the military
Changes as an individual
Negative aspects of military
Physical and mental difficulties
Do not learn everything about yourself
Being married and drafted
Personal opinion about Vietnam
Not knowing where you're going or why you’re there
Fighting an unknown enemy
Making use of what was available
U.S. in Vietnam (then)
U.S. in Vietnam (now)
Outlook on life or time spent in the military now
Good on a professional and personal level
Puts limits on fear
Made life easier
Learn not to take things for granted
Memories of war
Pre Military years
Description of birthplace
Joined the army
High school sports
Possible changes of the past
Would not change things
Vietnam (in detail)
Difference in shots
Knowledge of gun shots
Wounded in battle
Combat Base Dong Ha
Watching the war
Hard times (wounded)
Talking to your mom
Description of wound
Laos (Historical aspect)
Tet (Vietnamese holiday)
Preparation for war
Function of Artillery
Actions if over run