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Byron Gibbs

Vietnam War Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-11-11

Duration: 00:05:04

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


  • Gibbs, Byron Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on November 11, 2017, with Byron Gibbs of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Gibbs served in the United States Air Force from 1968-1972 during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his decision to volunteer; being redlined from serving in Vietnam; being stationed in Alaska and transcribing intercepted Morse code from the Russians; and his experience of transcribing Morse code from a Russian pilot who had entered American airspace. He also shares a poem that he wrote about Vietnam veterans called “Don’t Forget About Us.”