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Albert Perez (2017)

Vietnam War Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, U-Tapao, Thailand

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-06

Duration: 00:06:19

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


  • Perez, Albert Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 6, 2017, with Albert Perez of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Perez served in the United States Air Force from 1969-1997, including two tours of duty during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his first deployment to U-Tapao, Thailand; flying combat missions over both South Vietnam and North Vietnam; his friend, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hymel, who survived a missile strike to his airplane in Vietnam and later died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; his worst memory of seeing planes being shot down over North Vietnam; his medals; and his advice for young people interested in joining the military.