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Bobby Lee (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: 2017-08-30

Duration: 00:15:07

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


  • Lee, Bobby Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on August 30, 2017, with Bobby Lee of Brusly, Louisiana. Lee, a native of Newellton, Louisiana, served as a Sergeant in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his training; his assignment to a combat infantry unit; his role as a squad leader during search-and-destroy missions in the jungle; a typical day on patrol; the constant worry about booby traps; his Battalion Commander, Norman Schwarzkopf; the soldiers watching out for each other; being ambushed while on patrol; and his advice for young people interested in joining the military.