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Patrick Dooley (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: 00:28:02

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


  • Dooley, Patrick Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on August 16, 2017, with Patrick Dooley of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dooley, a native of Beloit, Wisconsin, served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his decision to volunteer for the draft; his training; arriving in Vietnam; his role as an assistant machine gunner; their missions; being shot at; searching villages; his experiences of Operation Pegasus during the Battle of Khe Sang and Operation Delaware in the A Shau Valley; and coming home.