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Philip Monteleone

The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Da Nang, Vietnam

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-08-02

Duration: 00:11:22

Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | Military | Veterans | United States. Marine Corps. | Post-traumatic stress disorder

Contributors:

  • Monteleone, Philip Interviewee

Description

An oral history interview conducted on August 2, 2017, with Philip Monteleone of Hammond, Louisiana. Monteleone served as a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his decision to enlist in the Marine Corps after high school; his training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, and at Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina; his deployment to Da Nang, Vietnam as a plane captain of F-4 Phantoms for Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 in 1965; the first time that a round went over his head at the air base; returning home with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); the negative treatment of Vietnam veterans when they returned home; his worst memory of the war; the death of his friends John B. McHale and William R. Gendebien; his feelings about the operation of the war; and his advice for young people who are interested in joining the military.