Oral history interview with Chip Troiano

TroianoChip.pdf
TroianoChipAudioLog2015-11-27.pdf

Title

Oral history interview with Chip Troiano

Description

Chip (Joseph Jr.) Troiano speaks of his years serving in Vietnam in the 11th Armored Cavalry, in an Aero-Rifle Platoon (ARP), and later, in a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP). He describes his training, missions, equipment, and returning home to an assignment on riot duty after Martin Luther King's assasination. After his discharge in June, 1968, he enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology to study photography and became involved in the anti-war movement. Chip speaks of traveling to West Glover, Vermont for the summer in 1970, then moving on to Berkeley, California for a few months, and finally returning to purchase a farm in Stannard, Vermont in July, 1972. Chip concludes the interview by describing life in Stannard and Caledonia County, Vermont, including working as a carpenter, as a program coordinator for a CETA program, and as an investigator. He describes his diagnosis with PTSD. As well, in his interview he mentions Mullein Hill Commune, the Barton Food Coop, Bernie Sanders, and Vermont politics.

Date

11 November 2015

Subject

Troiano, Chip--Interviews
United States. Army. Armored Cavalry Regiment, 11th
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Veterans-Interviews
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Riot control--Washington (D.C.)
Anti-war demonstrations
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Food cooperatives--Vermont--Barton
Vermont--Politics and government

Rights

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

Format

MP3

Type

Audio File

Identifier

AudioFile1970s-6

Coverage

Glover (Vt.)

Interviewer

Rowell, Leslie

Interviewee

Troiano, Chip

Duration

2 hr., 57 min., 14 sec.

Repository

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

Citation

“Oral history interview with Chip Troiano,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed September 18, 2018, http://digitalvermont.org/vt70s/AudioFile1970s-6.