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Leroy Caubarreaux

The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, Vietnam

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-12

Duration: 00:07:27

Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | United States. Army | Military | Veterans

Contributors:

  • Caubarreaux, Leroy Interviewee

Description

An oral history interview conducted on September 12, 2017, with Leroy Caubarreaux of Marksville, Louisiana. Caubarreaux served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his role as a medevac pilot supporting the 1st Calvary Division; being shot down over Cambodia; the advisor who received the National Medal of Honor for saving him and the other wounded crew members from the burning helicopter and getting them behind friendly lines; flying humanitarian missions for wounded civilians; the importance of the medevac system; his medals; the changing attitudes towards Vietnam veterans; and his advice for young people interested in joining the military.