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John Engelsman (2017)

Vietnam War Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Vietnam

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-08-09

Duration: 00:12:18

Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | United States. Army | Military | Veterans


  • Engelsman, John Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on August 9, 2017, with John Engelsman of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Engelsman served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his commission into the Army; his role as an advisor to an infantry battalion in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN); his combat experience; his worst day in the war; and his admiration for the Vietnamese people.