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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Asher, Gregg W, 1946- Oral History Interview, 2003

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Asher, Gregg W., 1946-. Oral History Interview, 2003.
MSU Archives Collection 1714

Asher, Gregg W., 1946-. Oral History Interview, 2003. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1714. 1 folder and 2 audiocassettes.


This collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Gregg W. Asher and Aaron Brownlee and Andrew Fasching in November 2003. Asher served in the United States Army during Vietnam in the 23rd Infantry Division, known as the Americal Division. He discusses his training, his experiences in Vietnam, and life in the United States when he returned. Asher was trained as a Quartermaster and achieved the rank of E-5.

This oral history interview was conducted as part of the South Central Minnesota Veterans History Project conducted by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Biographical Note:

Gregg W. Asher was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1946. He attended college for a few years then enlisted in the United States Army. He chose the Quartermaster Corp for his specialized training. In Vietnam he was assigned to the 23rd Infantry Division, known as the Americal Division, where he worked with the motor pool. He served in the Army from March 1968-March 1971. In 1978 Asher developed Type 2 Diabetes which is attributed to his time in Vietnam. Asher took advantage of GI Bill benefits once he was incapacitated by the Diabetes. He received a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Master's Degree in Open Studies. He received a PhD from the University of Minnesota. Asher is married and is a professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He lives in Mankato, Minnesota.


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Collection Citation:

Asher, Gregg W., 1946-. Oral History Interview, 2003. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1714. Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Gregg W. Asher donated this collection on November 19, 2003.

Processed By:

Julie Dornack transcribed the interview in 2004. Daardi Sizemore processed this collection in June 2004.

Related Collections:

A copy of this oral history interview is also available from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Information is available on the National Registry of Service website for the national Veterans History Project. It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Gregg W. Asher available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Asher, Gregg W., 1946-, interviewee.
Asher, Gregg W., 1946---Interviews.
Brownlee, Aaron, interviewer.
Fasching, Andrew, interviewer.
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.
United States. Army.
Veterans History Project.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1714



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2003, Tape 1



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 2003, Tape 2



Transcript, 2003