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Leroy Caubarreaux (2017)

Vietnam War Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, Vietnam

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-12

Duration: 00:07:27

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


  • Caubarreaux, Leroy Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 12, 2017, with Leroy Caubarreaux of Marksville, Louisiana. Caubarreaux served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his role as a medevac pilot supporting the 1st Calvary Division; being shot down over Cambodia; the advisor who received the National Medal of Honor for saving him and the other wounded crew members from the burning helicopter and getting them behind friendly lines; flying humanitarian missions for wounded civilians; the importance of the medevac system; his medals; the changing attitudes towards Vietnam veterans; and his advice for young people interested in joining the military.