Vietnam War Oral Histories
Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, Vietnam
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2017-11-11
Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | United States. Army | Military | Veterans
- Chapman, Mike Interviewee
An oral history interview conducted on November 11, 2017, with Mike Chapman of Sulphur, Louisiana. Chapman, a native of West Monroe, served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his decision to enlist; his assignment with the 92nd Assault Helicopter Company; his role as a helicopter pilot with a gun platoon providing aerial support; his combat missions; returning home; serving with the Louisiana National Guard for over 27 years; the Vietnamese awarding him the Cross of Gallantry with a Star; and his memories of life on the base in Vietnam.