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Item Number
992AU0467
Record Number
88613
Title
Interviews with United States Marines at Khe Sanh, 1968
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
15 March 1968
Collection
Douglas Pike Collection: Audio / Moving Images
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Stereo [7.5])
Length
27:33 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.2
Description
Number 1 This is an interview conducted by Staff Sergeant Chuck McCormick with Lieutenant Colonel Harry Alderman 3rd Battalion 26th Marines. The interview consists of Lieutenant Colonel Alderman describing recent activity about the siege at Khe Sanh. Supplies, attacks, and probes are among the topics covered. Number 2 This is an interview conducted by Marine Sergeant Dale Dye with Commander Dick Coffman. The interview describes the work of Dick Coffman's preventative medicine unit. His unit helps to prevent communicable disease and maintains the health of the Marines. Number 3 This is an interview conducted by 3rd Marine correspondent Staff Sergeant Chuck McCormick with Captain Walter Gun. The interview takes place on at Khe Sanh. The Captain is explaining how they have captured a powerful enemy gun in Khe Sanh. Number 4 This is an interview conducted by 3rd Marine correspondent Staff Sergeant Chuck McCormick with Captain Walter Gun. The interview takes place at Khe Sanh. The Captain is explaining how they have recently sustained an enemy attack in Khe Sanh. Captain Gun discusses the perimeter, incoming aircraft, and possible reasons for the attack. Number 5 This is a interview conducted with Michael Keddy 1st reconnaissance battalion. The interview covers a close encounter with the North Vietnamese. Sergeant Keddy describes how called in air strikes against the North Vietnamese. Number 6 This is an interview conducted by Jim Groom with GSgt. Roy Maddox of the 7th Engineers. The interview takes place at a brick factory run by Gsgt. Maddox. Gsgt. Maddox discusses his plant, employees, wages, and production. Number 7 This is an interview conducted by 3rd Marine Division staff Sergeant Chuck McCormick with Sgt. Ronnie Whiteknight. In the interview Sgt. Whiteknight explains his acts of heroism that have put him up for nomination of the silver star and bronze star. Number 8 This is an interview conducted by Staff Sergeant Chuck McCormick with Corporal Walter Whitesides. The interview with Corp. Whiteside explains hill 881's condition and how the men have kept up moral.
Citation
Interviews with United States Marines at Khe Sanh, 1968,  15 March 1968, Douglas Pike Collection: Audio / Moving Images, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 23 Jul. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=992AU0467>.
Pub. Credit Line
992AU0467, Douglas Pike Collection: Audio / Moving Images, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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