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Dave Curry (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: 00:28:45

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


  • Curry, Dave Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on September 12, 2017, with Dave Curry of Alexandria, Louisiana. Curry, a native of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his assignment to the USS Safeguard; the work of a salvage ship; their first operation in towing a ship that had gone aground on a beach 50 miles north of Da Nang Harbor; assuming the role of acting captain during the rescue following the incapacitation of the ship’s captain; the USS Safeguard running aground during the rescue operation; and the subsequent investigation into the incident.