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ERIC Number: ED313196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Arnow, Pat, Ed.
Now and Then, v4 n3 Fall 1987
This journal issue focuses on Appalachian veterans and on the premise that Appalachians and Americans in general are still fighting the battles and dealing with the psychic aftermath of the Civil War and all wars fought since then. One article notes that Appalachian soldiers were 20 to 25% more likely to be killed in Vietnam than other soldiers. West Virginia had the highest average of battle deaths: 84.1/100,000. Pickens County, South Carolina has the highest number of Congressional Medal of Honor winners in the nation. Articles discuss Sergeant York and profile lesser known veterans of Vietnam and World War II. There are memoirs, fiction, and poetry about experiences of Appalachian natives in Vietnam. A study of Appalachian POWs in World War II reports that problems of former POWs are far more severe than had previously been established. An oral history project records memories of World War II veterans from East Tennessee and includes samples of the veterans' stories. Other selections describe a soldier's wife in the Civil War and volunteer work on the frontlines in World War II. Films and books about Appalachian veterans' experiences are reviewed. (DHP)
Descriptors: Biographies, Essays, Geographic Regions, Personal Narratives, Poetry, Short Stories, United States History, Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, War
Now and Then, CASS, Box 19180A, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614-0002 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Creative Works; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City. Center for Appalachian Studies and Services.