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. Marine Corps. | Military | Veterans
- DeRosier, John Interviewee
An oral history interview conducted on November 11, 2017, with John DeRosier of Lake Charles, Louisiana. DeRosier served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his assignment to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines; his role as a machine gunner; seeing American military vehicles blown up by landmines along the Marine Supply Route; his 19-day boat ride home from Da Nang to San Diego; Louisiana’s appreciation of veterans; and the importance of military service.