Interview with Cecil Shrader
Laura M. Calkins, PhD
16 January 2004
Cecil L. Shrader Collection
(USA) Cecil Shrader was born in West Virginia and was a 1958 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point. Trained as an armored weapons specialist, Cecil held a field command with a tank company in Korea before going to Vietnam. He commanded an aeroweapons platoon of C Troop, 1/9 of the First Cavalry Division from July 1966 until May 1967, and he returned to Vietnam as Commanding Officer of C Troop from January until March 1969. In his later career with the Pentagon Cecil oversaw the development of the Apache and Blackhawk helicopters as well as the final field trials for the M-1 tank.
Interview with Cecil Shrader, 16 January 2004, Cecil L. Shrader Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 30 May. 2015. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0332>.
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OH0332, Cecil L. Shrader Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 3 Feb 2004[Updated: 25 Apr 2008]