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Rick Bogren (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: 2017-08-16

Duration: 00:10:25

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


  • Bogren, Rick Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on August 16, 2017, with Rick Bogren of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Bogren, a native of Marseilles, Illinois, served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: being drafted; volunteering for the Chaplain Corps; being stationed next to Long Benh Post; his work with a local orphanage and a local hospital; the rocket attacks at the base; the high number of non-combat GIs; and his advice for young people interested in joining the military.