Dr. Michael Kuk
Vietnam War Oral Histories
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Vietnam
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2017-12-6
Subjects: United States. Army | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | Veterans | Military
- Kuk, Michael Interviewee
An oral history interview conducted on December 6, 2017, with Dr. Michael Kuk of Anacoco, Louisiana. Dr. Kuk, a native of Clinton, Iowa, served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his training at Fort Polk, Louisiana; his assignment as a firefighter with the Special Troops; the different types of fires they responded to; his scariest fire; his interactions with the Vietnamese people; playing the organ at church services, including the wedding of one of General William Westmoreland’s aides; returning home; facing discrimination as a Vietnam veteran; and their homemade fire tank.