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Skip Weber

The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Vietnam

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-07-26

Duration: 00:35:23

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

Contributors:

  • Weber, Skip Interviewee

Description

An oral history interview conducted on July 26, 2017, with Skip Weber of Metairie, Louisiana. Weber served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He discusses: his ROTC training at LSU; his training, including Jungle School in Panama; his experiences as a tank platoon leader stationed near Nui Ba Den, or the Black Virgin Mountain; his platoon’s role in searching for plastic mines; his worst memory of the war; the horror of war; the problems with racism and drugs in the Army; the lack of support from people at home; the changing attitudes toward veterans; filming his experiences during his tour in Vietnam; watching the fall of Saigon on television at home; and his four Bronze Stars.