Newton Talks, an oral history project. Interview with Robert Whitten, a Vietnam Era veteran.
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[Newton, Mass.] : [Newton Free Library], [2016].
Format
Digital Resource
Language
English

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Title supplied by cataloger.
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Times listed in the contents note indicate the time stamp where the section can be found.
General Note
Newton Talks is an oral history project initiated in 2015 by the City of Newton Mayor's Office. It involves a collaboration among several city departments including Historic Newton, Newton Free Library, Newton Senior Center, Newton Veterans Services and Crossing Generations, a Newton South High School student group that aims to bridge the gap between generations. The project will be conducted in phases, the first of which focuses on Veterans' stories and experiences.
Creation/Production Credits
Digital slide show created by John Walsh.
Participants/Performers
Interviewed by Clara Silverstein.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Recorded at Newton City Hall on October 6, 2016.
Description
Robert Whitten was commissioned into the U.S. Army in 1962, after graduating from Boston College in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). He began his active duty service after graduation from Boston College Law School in 1965. Whitten completed Officer Candidate School with the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and was then assigned to the Schenectady Army Depot in Schenectady, New York, where he served as Chief Transportation Officer. Whitten was then assigned to the Pentagon, where he was to rewrite the Army life insurance program and the Army personnel program (RAPIDS), and participated in a program with Cuban officers who had been taken prisoner at the Bay of Pigs Invasion. While there he was promoted to Captain. He finished service at the Pentagon in 1967, and returned to civilian life as a lawyer. He received a U.S. Army Commendation Medal. Whitten talks about working at the Pentagon during the Egyptian-Israeli crisis, delivering bad news to a soldier's family, and his service as a representative of the President of the United States in a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier commemorating the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Perferred citation: Newton Talks, an oral history project, interview with Robert Whitten, a Vietnam Era veteran. Special Collections, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Whitten, R., Silverstein, C., & Walsh, J. (2016). Newton Talks, an oral history project . [Newton Free Library].

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Whitten, Robert, Clara. Silverstein and John. Walsh. 2016. Newton Talks, an Oral History Project. [Newton Free Library].

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Whitten, Robert, Clara. Silverstein and John. Walsh. Newton Talks, an Oral History Project [Newton Free Library], 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Whitten, Robert., Clara Silverstein, and John Walsh. Newton Talks, an Oral History Project [Newton Free Library], 2016.

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