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Interview with Clarance Hartfield

Clarance Hartfield Jr. is from Big Spring, Texas, and in this segment, he talks about his nine years of service with the United States Army. In addition to discussing his time in Germany during the Cold War as well as his role in a DUSTOFF air ambulance unit during the Vietnam War, Hartfield speaks of his experiences with segregation and integration in civilian and military life.

  • Clarance Hartfield, Jr.


    Served in: Vietnam War Cold War

    Clarance Hartfield Jr. was born in Nixon, Texas in 1942. He primarily grew up in Big Spring, Texas. Hartfield joined the Army in 1961 after graduating. He was deployed to Germany in 1962, and remained stationed there until 1964. Hartfield was then deployed to Vietnam in August of 1965 as the chief mechanic of an air ambulance crew. 

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