Interview with Edwin L. Oswald
Laura M. Calkins, PhD
01 April 2004
Edwin L. Oswald Collection
(USN) Edwin L. ('Larry') Oswald was born in Savannah GA in 1945, and graduated from Benedictine High School there in 1963. Larry held a Navy ROTC scholarship at Rice University, and after graduating in 1967 he attended the Navy Supply Corps School at Athens GA. In March 1968 he was assigned to Naval Support Activity (NSA), Saigon, and then as Supply Officer on YRBM-16. He aided in the refitting of the craft in Sasebo, Japan, and accompanied it to its mooring near Chau Doc, where he remained until leaving Vietnam in February 1969. He was assigned to El Toro Naval Base CA, where he was on the security detail for Air Force One. He left the Navy in 1971 as a Lieutenant. In 1988 Larry went to the Soviet Union as part of a delegation of Vietnam veterans advising on the adjustment of Red Army veterans after the USSR's war in Afghanistan.
Interview with Edwin L. Oswald, 01 April 2004, Edwin L. Oswald Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 27 Feb. 2015. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0362>.
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OH0362, Edwin L. Oswald Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 16 Jun 2004[Updated: 1 Jul 2008]