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Item Number
OH0206
Record Number
94083
Title
Interview with Ralph Dresser
Interviewer
Stephen Maxner
Interview Date
25 January 2002
Collection
Ralph Dresser Collection
Media Type
Oral History
Length
4:58:03 min/sec
Description
(USAF) Col. Ralph Dresser volunteered to go to Vietnam as the commander in the Ranch Hand Defoliation Squadron. He was going to fly C-123 cargo planes. Colonel Dresser left for Vietnam in November of 1965 and returned to the United States November 1966. In 1968 he volunteered to go back to Vietnam with an A-37 squadron as an operations officer and he also served as an advisor to a Vietnamese fighter wing in Vinh Tau. In 1972 Colonel Dresser took a maintenance team to Iran to dismantle F-5s and took them to give to the Vietnamese. Col. Ralph Dresser retired from the Air Force in 1982.
Citation
Interview with Ralph Dresser,  25 January 2002, Ralph Dresser Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 1 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0206>.
Pub. Credit Line
OH0206, Ralph Dresser Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 18 Jul 2008]

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