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Vietnam Veteran Walter Delphin Interview (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-01

Duration: 00:07:41

Subjects: Military | Veterans | Vietnam War, 1961-1975


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Delphin, Walter Interviewee


This segment from the September 1, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s interview with Walter Delphin, a Vietnam veteran from Shreveport and the author of “Boots in the Grass.” He discusses: his combat experiences in Vietnam; the racism he encountered in the military; being hit in the face with a container of urine at the airport when he returned home from the war; and the importance of veterans writing about their experiences in order to overcome the scars of war. This story is a part of “The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers” series. Host: Andre Moreau