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Bradley Pierron

Vietnam War Oral Histories

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-20

Duration: 00:44:47

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

Contributors:

  • Pierron, Bradley Interviewee

Description

An oral history interview conducted on September 20, 2017, with Bradley Pierron of Houma, Louisiana. Pierron served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He discusses: joining the Navy; his training; his assignment as a Hospital Corpsmen with the Fleet Marine Force; working in the sick bay; his admiration for the Vietnamese refugees who made new lives in the United States; the 3rd Marine Division’s role in the evacuation of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; his time in the Philippines; the death of the chaplain’s assistant; and his interactions with the Vietnamese refugees.