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Wayne Denley, Rick Edgerton & Pete Catalano (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: 00:17:11

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


  • Denley, Wayne Interviewee
  • Edgerton, Rick Interviewee
  • Catalano, Pete Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 12, 2017, with Wayne Denley, Rick Edgerton, and Pete Catalano in Alexandria, Louisiana. All three men served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. They discuss: joining the Marines; their training; their combat experiences; their best and worst memories of the war; how they know each other; their advice for young people interested in joining the military; returning home; the changing attitudes towards veterans; and Agent Orange.