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Philip Rose, Jr.

Vietnam War Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, Vietnam

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-12

Duration: 00:18:53

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


  • Rose, Philip, Jr. Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 12, 2017, with Philip Rose, Jr. of Opelousas, Louisiana. Rose served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his decision to enlist in the Marines; his first fire fight; capturing an NVA soldier during his first ambush with his company; his memories of an attack that started while he was sleeping; his role as a grenade launcher; his medals; and his experience of returning home.