Calling on California Daughters: Vietnam War Memoirs

“I would not be living here in California if it hadn’t been for the Vietnam War.”
–CSSDAR State Regent Carol Oakley Jackson

  • Did you serve in the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War?
  • Did you have family members, neighbors or friends who served?
  • Were you in a supportive role – a wife, girlfriend or fiancée?
  • Were you employed in a defense industry, or in an industry providing services to military personnel?
  • Were you a student during the Vietnam War?
  • Did you suffer personal loss during the Vietnam War?
  • What are your recollections of the Vietnam War?

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, the California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution is compiling a collection of personal Vietnam War histories to be published as Memoirs of the Vietnam War, 1963 – 1974 written by California Daughters.

California Daughters, this is your chance to share your personal recollections of this challenging time in our nation’s history! Submissions must conform to the DAR objects of historic preservation, education and patriotism. While they may address the effects of the war’s controversial nature, they must at all times demonstrate the position of respect and honor for military personnel espoused by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Submissions may be edited to correct spelling, punctuation and grammar, and may also be altered due to space considerations. One or two photographs per written submission would be welcome!

Submission and permission forms are now available on the CSSDAR Members’ website. Questions? Please contact State Historian Sally Holcombe at 925-938-9137 or

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