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Item Number
OH0239
Record Number
106222
Title
Interview with Michael Sweeney
Interviewer
Richard B. Verrone, PhD
Interview Date
14 November 2002 [Inclusive Dates: 7/14/1936 - 12/31/1980]
Collection
Michael Sweeney Collection
Media Type
Oral History
Length
05:14:30 hr/min/sec
Description
(USMC) Michael L. Sweeney, originally from Denison, Texas, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 until 1980. Mike served in Vietnam from 1965 until 1969. From 1965 to1966, and again in 1967 after completing the Amphibious Warfare School at Quantico, Virginia, he was the Commanding Officer, Marine Detachment aboard the USS Hancock. In the spring and summer of 1968, he was CO, K Co., 3d Battalion, 7th Marines. In the summer and fall of 1968, he was Aide to the Commanding General, 1st Marine Division, and in the winter and spring of 1969, he was Operations Officer, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines. Mike took part in a number of operations while in-country, inculding JASPER SQUARE, ALLEN BROOKE, and MEADE RIVER. He retired from the Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1980.
Citation
Interview with Michael Sweeney,  14 November 2002, Michael Sweeney Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 19 Sep. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0239>.
Pub. Credit Line
OH0239, Michael Sweeney Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 27 Nov 2002[Updated: 2 Feb 2009]

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