James Dvorak


As interviewed by Miles Dvorak, March 18, 2017
"And all of a sudden, there was a brilliant flash of orange light, and everyone kind of went, what was that? And you got about that far with what you said, and the shockwave hit."
James Dvorak

Introductory Profile: About James Dvorak

I interviewed my grandfather, James Dvorak about his experiences in the Vietnam war. He was born in 1937 and currently helps raise Arabian horses on a ranch. He went to the University of Wisconsin, and while attending, he was drafted into the military, and trained on the school’s campus. About a year after he completed training, he was flown off to Vietnam, where he spent 2 years of his life. In this interview, he describes some of the most interesting experiences he overcame there. After his service, he was flown back to the United States, where he was ridiculed and looked down upon because of his service. As he described to me, changes were happening, and people’s views on the government and military were shifting as the era of baby boomers started to end, and shift into generation Z.