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Karl Lane Womack

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: 00:20:20

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


  • Womack, Karl Lane Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 12, 2017, with Karl Lane Womack of Sikes, Louisiana. Womack served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his decision to volunteer; his training; his two stints in the hospital in Vietnam; his travels around Vietnam; his role as a land clearing engineer; the danger of the job; his worst memory of the war; the gut-wrenching stories from the war; his advice for young people interested in joining the military; and his interactions with the Vietnamese people.