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Classification People
Object ID 2004-01-37
Title William Gibson and Father Lou Nichols - Chaplains during the Vietnam War
Author Kelley House
Physical Description One DVD; 73 min.
Published Date 10/26/2008
Summary William Gibson and Father Lou Nichols share their recollections of serving as military chaplains during the Vietnam War. Bill Gibson did his first tour of duty in Vietnam in 1963 - 1964, before the war had started. He was assigned to the Marines as part of a helicopter squadron and helped build a chapel and the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Da Nang.
Father Lou Nichols entered the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps in 1966. He served in various Navy and Marine Corps installations throughout the U.S. and in Vietnam, Puerto Rico and Cuba. He was especially involved in counseling and crisis situations.
This is 37th in a series of local history conversations on the 4th Sunday of each month. Event took place October 26, 2008
Subjects War
Chaplains
People Gibson, William
Nichols, Lou
Search Terms Vietnam
Related Publications 979.415 Sverko, "Early Portuguese Families of the Town of Mendocino."
Notes Filmed by Julia Larke