This post originally appeared at ladigitalmedia.org.
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Vietnam
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2017-08-16
Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | United States. Army | Military | Veterans
- Dooley, Patrick Interviewee
An oral history interview conducted on August 16, 2017, with Patrick Dooley of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dooley, a native of Beloit, Wisconsin, served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his decision to volunteer for the draft; his training; arriving in Vietnam; his role as an assistant machine gunner; their missions; being shot at; searching villages; his experiences of Operation Pegasus during the Battle of Khe Sang and Operation Delaware in the A Shau Valley; and coming home.