Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Veteran's History Project

William G. Norton, Specialist Four, U.S. Army, Vietnam 1964-1967

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

William G. Norton (Bill) had graduated from high school when he was 17 yrs old. He had some time to do jobs and plan a career. He stopped by the US Army Recruiting office and made some inquiries. Soon a recruiter was doing some follow up and went to Bill's house.

The recruiter laid out what the Army had to offer then said Bill needed to sign this pap...