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The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers

The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers

In support of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ new landmark series about the Vietnam War, LPB has launched an initiative called The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers.  Here on the LDMA, you can view LPB’s growing collection of oral history interviews with Vietnam War veterans.  You can also see archival videos from the collections of LPB and the Louisiana State Archives from both the Vietnam War-era and the aftermath of the war.  Many of these stories highlight the struggles facing Vietnam War veterans and the Vietnamese refugees who created new lives in Louisiana.  To see all of these stories and more, visit the complete Vietnam War topic. 

 

Vietnam War Oral Histories

 

Vietnam War Oral Histories

See LPB’s growing collection of oral history interviews with Vietnam War veterans

 

 

 

Vietnam: A WWL-TV Special Project (circa 1965)

 

Vietnam: A WWL-TV Special Project (circa 1965)

See WWL-TV reporter Phil Johnson visit with Louisiana and south Mississippi natives stationed in Da Nang, Saigon, and aboard the USS Kitty Hawk in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War.

 

 

Governor John McKeithen on Vietnam

 

Gov. John McKeithen on Vietnam De-escalation (1968)

See Governor John McKeithen’s press conference following President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Address to the Nation on Vietnam De-escalation

 

 

Congressman Henson Moore on 1978 North Vietnam Trip

 

Congressman Henson Moore Press Conference (1978)

See Congressman Henson Moore discuss his recent trip to North Vietnam as a part of a Congressional Delegation

 

 

Vietnamese Refugees

 

Vietnamese Refugees (1979)

See a 1979 LPB story from Louisiana: The State We’re In on the Vietnamese refugees in Louisiana

 

 

 

 

General William Westmoreland

 

General William Westmoreland Interview (1980)

See a 1980 LPB interview with General William Westmoreland, a commander of American forces during the Vietnam War

 

 

Vietnamese Refugees

 

Vietnamese Refugees (1982)

See a 1982 LPB report from Folks on the struggles facing Vietnamese refugees in Louisiana in establishing new lives in the United States while keeping their history and culture alive

 

 

 

Vietnam Veterans (1982)

 

 

Vietnam Veterans (1982)

See a 1982 LPB report from Folks on the problems facing Vietnam veterans in Louisiana

 

 

 

Last Days of the Vietnam War

 

 

The Last Days of the Vietnam War (2015)

See a 2015 interview with Anthony Tran, a Vietnamese refugee who now lives in New Orleans East, on the fall of Saigon, living under the Communist regime in Vietnam for four years, and starting a new life in New Orleans.

 

 

To see more stories about the Vietnam War and its aftermath, click here.

To learn more about the Ken Burns’ series and LPB’s The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers initiative, visit www.lpb.org/vietnam.