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Danny Allen (2017)

Vietnam War Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Vietnam

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-01

Duration: 00:36:31

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


  • Allen, Danny Interviewee


An oral history interview from September 1, 2017, with Danny Allen of Farmerville, Louisiana. Allen served as a scout for the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He discusses: being deployed with the India Company of the 3rd Batallion of the 26th Marine Regiment in Vietnam; guarding a bridge on the Hai Van Pass with two Viet Cong defectors; surviving Typhoon Bess while out in the elements; being shot at by snipers; waking up to an explosion at the bridge; his foot infection; and meeting up with two soldiers from north Louisiana.