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David Beningo

The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, South Vietnam, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-07-12

Duration: 00:08:47

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

Contributors:

  • Beningo, David Interviewee

Description

An oral history interview from July 12, 2017, with David Beningo of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Beningo served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: being drafted in the fall of 1969; basic training and artillery school; being sent to the wrong unit for a week in South Vietnam; his role as a supply clerk for nine months with the 2nd Battalion, 20th Artillery, known as Blue Max, in Phuoc Vinh; his transfer to Bearcat Base as an ammunition handler reloading Cobra Gunships; being injured in September 1971 while training his replacement; and his return home and rehabilitation at the Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.