Americans in Wartime Experience

Edward Gill

Vietnam War

During the Vietnam War, Edward Gill served his country as a member of the United States Army.  Towards the end of basic training, Ed spoke with an instructor and was able to get into radio school, something he knew a lot about as a civilian.  He would train to become a 31M20; a Radio, Relay and Carrier Operator.  Ed served with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade on a fire support base and then with the 523rd Signal Battalion.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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