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Thomas Jarreau (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: 2017-08-23

Duration: 00:06:27

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


  • Jarreau, Thomas Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on August 23, 2017, with Thomas Jarreau of Denham Springs, Louisiana. Jarreau served as a sniper in the 101st Airborne Division in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: being drafted; his training at Fort Polk; being stationed at Camp Evans in Vietnam; his night missions; being shot in the left shoulder on Hamburger Hill; his medals; the protestors throwing rocks and eggs at the Baton Rouge Airport when he returned home; his difficulty in receiving VA benefits; and his advice for young people interested in joining the military.