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James Wayne, Sr.

Vietnam War Oral Histories

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-10-11

Duration: 00:57:35

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

Contributors:

  • Wayne, James, Sr. Interviewee

Description

An oral history interview conducted on October 11, 2017, with James Wayne, Sr. of Marion, Louisiana. Wayne served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his ROTC training at Southern University in Baton Rouge; his military service in Germany; flying over to Vietnam on a commercial airline; his assignment as the Charlie Company Commander for the 196th Infantry Division; his combat experiences; his close relationship with General George Casey; being chosen to speak to African American troops following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.; returning home and having trouble fitting in; his decision to attend Southern University after receiving the first Martin Luther King. Jr. Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation; and the nature of war.