Mrs. Judy Duncan

As Interviewed by Campbell Duncan, March 22, 2019
"I'm seeing that young man's face right now, he was able to read and write a basic letter to his wife, and he was so proud. "
Mrs. Judy Duncan

Introductory Profile: About Mrs. Judy Duncan

Judy Duncan was born in 1944. She is my grandma. She is 75 years old and now lives in Montgomery, Texas. She taught for a total of 37 years.

My grandma taught soldiers on an army base called Camp Zama in Japan from 1968-1971. She also taught wounded soldiers one on one in the hospital. They were looking for their GED, the equivalent of a high school diploma. At the time she was teaching, she lived in the Tokyo area on a Naval Support Facility called Kami Seya. She also taught the soldiers' children on Camp Zama in the department of defense at the Military High School on the base. She enjoyed teaching on the base and learned a meaningful lesson from the students she taught at the Military High School.

I had a pleasure interviewing my grandma, Judy Duncan, on teaching soldiers on the military base, and in the department of defense. I learned a lot from the experience, and it made me think about the Vietnam War and feminism in a way that I never had before.