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Interview with Pauline Laurent

Item Number: OH0369
 Oral History
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Oral History
Laura M. Calkins, PhD
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  • Existence: 28 June 2004

General Note / OCR

(Civilian) Pauline Laurent was born in Illinois in 1945 and graduated from Red Bud High School in 1963. She studied at Southern Illinois University and in 1967 married Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV. Howard had enlisted in the US Army in 1966, completed Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood MO and Advanced at Ft. Ord CA. He attended Officer Candidate School and the Non-Commissioned Officer academy at Ft Benning GA, and served at Ft Jackson SC before being stationed in Vietnam in March 1968. Howard served with Co A, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry of the 9th Infantry Division, and was killed in action on May 10, 1968 near Saigon. Pauline and Howard's daughter, Michelle, was born in July 1968. As a single mother and widow, Pauline coped with the loss of her husband by developing a grief counseling practice.

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OH0369, Pauline Laurent Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 29 Jun 2004 [Updated: 25 Jan 2008]