Oral history interview with Louis Pulver

PulverLouisAudioLog2015-09-15.pdf

Title

Oral history interview with Louis Pulver

Description

Louis Pulver speaks of volunteering for helicopter service in the Vietnam War to avoid being drafted into the infantry. He completed training in December 1967, and describes his arrival in Vietnam in January 1968, and surfing in the South China Sea while waiting for the arrival of helicopters to replace those destroyed by the North Vietnamese in the TET Offensive. As well, he describes the northerly I Corps region of South Vietnam, helicopter piloting skills he acquired in the 1,000 hours of flight time he accrued during his year of active duty, and subsequently being stationed in Germany with the growing anti-war sentiment there. Once discharged from military service he traveled throughout Europe for an extended time to decompress from his war experience, and then worked with the Grand Funk Railroad until 1976. He speaks of meeting Robert Houriet at the Montpelier Farmers' Market and his experience working at Hardwick Organic Produce in Hardwick, Vermont, where he met Annie Gaillard. He discusses aspects of farm life, growing organic vegetables, the Vermont Northern Growers Cooperative, and delivering vegetables to farmers' markets and restaurants

Date

15 September 2015

Identifier

AudioFile1970s-38

Format

MP3

Type

Audio File

Coverage

Hardwick (Vt.)

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Vermont 1970s Counterculture Project must be obtained from the Vermont Historical Society.

Interviewer

Rowell, Leslie

Interviewee

Pulver, Louis L, 1945-

Location

Walden (Vt.)

Duration

1 hr., 33 min., 32 sec.

Repository

Vermont Historical Society Library, 60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641-4209

Citation

“Oral history interview with Louis Pulver,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed April 10, 2021, https://www.digitalvermont.org/vt70s/AudioFile1970s-38.