Vietnam War Oral Histories
Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, Vietnam
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2017-11-11
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.