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Samuel Byrd (2017)

Vietnam War Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-12

Duration: 00:07:15

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


  • Byrd, Samuel Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 12, 2017, with Samuel Byrd of Pineville, Louisiana. Byrd’s late father, Terrence Byrd, served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his father’s combat experience; his father’s war journal; how the war changed his father; and how he understood his father better after he joined the military.