Barry Fisher


As Interviewed by Terry P, April 17, 2015
"Thatís usually what happens. Big business has interests in different lands and we call it democratic support and go in to support big business at the expense of our boys and girls."
Barry Fisher

Introductory Profile: About Barry Fisher

My interviewee's name is Barry Fisher. He helped in the Vietnam War, working as a aircraft repairman. In the interview, he talks about his experience, along with information on the Kent State shooting, why he volunteered, the Tet Offensive, bombings, people he knew, his opinion on the war, Agent Orange, the black market, poverty, an actor he considered to be a traitor, and his experience returning to the US.

He was born in Oakland, California in 1949, March 13. He is number 4 of 6 children, and has 5 of his own children. He was married in 1969, after returning from the war. His hobby is playing tennis. He was a carpenter from 1974 to 1988, and has been a construction manager since 1988. (Currently still a construction manager). He is 6'2'' and has brown hair and hazel eyes.

The interview has a mostly serious and thoughtful tone, as he recollects his experiences. He tends to stay more quiet and reserved while speaking. Since the interview was pretty much just him talking about his experiences, he really just spoke about his memories starting from the time he decided to volunteer for the war until he returned home from the war.

Overall, this interview was based on Barry Fisherís experience in the Vietnam War. He mentions everything from the beginning of his story, right up to the personal aftereffects that the war had on him. The interview is a more serious one, dealing with several different aspects of the war.