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Alfred Cochran

Vietnam War Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, Vietnam

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-11-11

Duration: 00:04:55

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


  • Cochran, Alfred Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on November 11, 2017, with Alfred Cochran of Merryville, Louisiana. Cochran served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his decision to join the ROTC Cadet Corps at McNeese State University; his unit’s role in building an air strip for the Special Forces; the Tet Offensive; his best memory of the war; his role as a First Lieutenant and platoon leader for the combat engineers; returning home; and being proud of his service in Vietnam.