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Charles Chupco at time of interview [06/17/2017]

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Service Unit/Ship: USS Maury (AGS 16); USS Mars (AFS 1); USS Guadalupe (AO 32); USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53); USS Crockett (PG 88)
  • Location of Service: San Diego, California
  • Highest Rank: Chief Petty Officer
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/111842

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"I graduated on the twenty-seventh of May, 1960; twenty-eighth of May, I was in San Diego, California, and I was in the Navy." (Audio interview, 2:28)

A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Charles Sequoyah Lee Chupco spent his high school years at the Chilocco Indian School, a boarding school for American Indian students in north-central Oklahoma. Life at Chilocco fostered a sense of independence and self-reliance, and the school became a second home to him. He entered the Navy the day after his high school graduation in 1960. After four years at boarding school, he was acclimated to rigorous rules and regulations, and he adjusted easily to the demands of military life. Chupco spent the next 20 years in the service in roles ranging from gunner's mate to Navy recruiter, and went on to have a second career in the Round Rock (TX) School District.

Charles Sequoyah Lee Chupco Collection
Interview / Recording

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About this Item

Title

  • Charles Sequoyah Lee Chupco Collection

Names

  • Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University
  • Chupco, Charles Sequoyah Lee
  • Milligan, Sarah

Home State

  • Texas

Headings

  • -  Chupco, Charles Sequoyah Lee
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • American Indian and Alaskan Native

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Service Unit/Ship: USS Maury (AGS 16); USS Mars (AFS 1); USS Guadalupe (AO 32); USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53); USS Crockett (PG 88)
    • Location of Service: San Diego, California
    • Highest Rank: Chief Petty Officer
    • Dates of Service: 1960-1979
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Audio: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2017-06-17; 2018)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files (collected 2017-06-17; 2018)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of audio recording (collected 2017-06-17)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/111842

Cite as

  • Charles Sequoyah Lee Chupco Collection (AFC/2001/001/111842), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image
  • online text

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Citing VHP Materials

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Materials as a whole:

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

Manuscript material:

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

Recording:

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

Photograph:

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

Computer file:

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

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), 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:

Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University, Charles Sequoyah Lee Chupco, and Sarah Milligan. Charles Sequoyah Lee Chupco Collection. 1960. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.111842/.

APA citation style:

Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, E. L. L., Chupco, C. S. L. & Milligan, S. (1960) Charles Sequoyah Lee Chupco Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.111842/.

MLA citation style:

Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University, Charles Sequoyah Lee Chupco, and Sarah Milligan. Charles Sequoyah Lee Chupco Collection. 1960. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.111842/>.