Bill Jennings


As Interviewed by Luke G, March 15, 2017
"The war was not a good war, if there is such a thing. It was a war where people were being exploited, both the Vietnamese that lived there and the young Americans that had gone over there to fight."
Bill Jennings

Introductory Profile: About Bill Jennings

Bill Jennings, my grandfather, lives a retired life on a farm in Martindale, Texas, next to his father's old ranch, with his wife, Carolyn Jennings, several chickens, and two pigs. Bill was born in 1950, and is now sixty-six years old. He has four children and five grandchildren. He is a nice, loquacious man with a friendly demeanor. His vegan diet may have influenced his current project of turning the old ranch into a bluebird habitat. When you interview him, he is friendly, and speaks with an honest tone.

When Bill was in college and high school he participated in several protests against the Vietnam war with an organization called Students for a Democratic Society, and when he was drafted to join the military he became a conscientious objector, which means he refused to join the war, and succeeded in not joining by participating in civil service. I am interviewing Bill about his experiences protesting and resisting the Vietnam war.