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Vernon J. Broussard, Sr. Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Yorkshire, England, Germany

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-09-13

Duration: 00:24:21

Subjects: Broussard, Vernon J., Sr. | World War II | Military | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | United States. Army | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) | Concentration camps | Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945 | LaFleur, Verbis


  • Lefebvre, Marian Interviewer
  • Broussard, Vernon, Sr. Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 13, 2007, with Vernon Broussard, Sr., a medical officer for Patton’s Army during World War II. He discusses: his training and voyage to England; the 11 months he spent stationed at a general hospital in Yorkshire, England; his assignment at the 115th General Hospital for the Army of Occupation in Germany; visiting a concentration camp in Germany; retrieving a nun behind the Russian lines in Czechoslovakia at the request of Pope Pius XII; and his impressions of General George S. Patton. He also recounts the story of Father Verbis LaFleur of Opelousas, who died saving men on a sunken destroyer.