Oral History Interview with Charles (Gregory) Eden

Oral History Interview with Charles (Gregory) Eden
Narrator (written)
Charles (Gregory) Eden
Narrator First Name
Charles (Gregory)
Narrator Last Name
Sandor Farkas
Charles Gregory Eden. Class of 1966. Oral history interview for the Dartmouth Vietnam Project. Eden describes growing up in Nebraska in a series of small towns until high school when he attended school in Omaha. He describes being focused on academics in high school. Eden discusses being a very involved student leader, living in Russell Sage Hall and becoming dorm chairman. He shares his experiences in the Green Key Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, an announcer for the Dartmouth Band, his involvement in the Dartmouth College Radio, president of the Interfraternity Council, Palaeopitus Senior Society, and the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Eden describes his relationship with president John Sloan Dickey and John George Kemeny. Eden describes how he was selected as the senior class speaker and shares how he got in trouble due to the content of his speech, Dartmouth’s lack of diversity. Eden describes attending flight training school in Pensacola, Florida and basic jet training in Meridian, Mississippi, prior to being sent Kingsville, Texas for advanced jet training. He shares how he was then stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana, near Virginia Beach, Virginia. Eden discusses being placed in what was called Attack Squadron 42, which was a Replacement Air Group. Eden describes being in Attack Squadron 85, known as the Black Falcons while stationed in Vietnam. He describes the sophistication of the A6 he flew and what was involved when dropping ordnance. He discusses how he went on to the University of Virginia Law School after he left the Navy. Eden describes working for Kutak Rock LLP, and later becoming an investment banker. Eden describes his involvement in the Society of Mutual Friends at Dartmouth.
Date of Interview
January 28, 2014
Dartmouth Alumni
Dartmouth History
Military Service
Military Service (Navy)
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Interview Audio Source (MP3)
Interview Transcript Source (PDF)