Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Persian Gulf War, 1991; Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Branch of Service: Air Force
  • Unit of Service: Surveillance Airplane Company, Air Defense Command
  • Location of Service: McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey; Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas; Hickman Air Force Base, Hawaii; Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Vietnam
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

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"I'm proud of the fact that ... I was running the show and ... nobody was killed or injured." (Video interview, 24:24)

As a high school student in small-town South Carolina, Jacob Younginer dreamed of flying planes for the Air Force. In 1964 he enlisted, but instead of taking to the air, he stayed earthbound for a 28-year career. Among his duties: disarming land mines in Vietnam, developing a computer system that changed the way the Air Force maintained its hospital records, and working on high-tech weaponry for NATO.

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About this Item

Title

  • Jacob M. Younginer Collection

Names

  • AARP, Georgia
  • Younginer, Jacob M.
  • Christy Zavala
  • Wallace, Frederick
  • National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
  • Brown, William

State of Birth

  • SC

Home State

  • GA

Headings

  • -  Younginer, Jacob M.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal Narratives

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: Surveillance Airplane Company, Air Defense Command
    • Location of Service: McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey; Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas; Hickman Air Force Base, Hawaii; Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Vietnam
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1964-1992
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991

    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Video: Hi-8/Digital 8 [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 9/30/2003)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 9/30/2003)
  • Audio: CD [0 item] -- Reference copy (collected 3/20/2006)
  • Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript (collected 10/10/2006)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of audio recording (collected 10/10/2006)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/7612

Cite as

  • Jacob M. Younginer Collection (AFC/2001/001/7612), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image
  • online text
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

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Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Aarp, Georgia, Jacob M Younginer, Christy Zavala, Frederick Wallace, National Court Reporters Association, and William Brown. Jacob M. Younginer Collection. 1964. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.07612/.

APA citation style:

Aarp, G., Younginer, J. M., Christy Zavala, Wallace, F., National Court Reporters Association & Brown, W. (1964) Jacob M. Younginer Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.07612/.

MLA citation style:

Aarp, Georgia, et al. Jacob M. Younginer Collection. 1964. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.07612/>.