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Interview with Herbert Schandler

Item Number: OH0409
 Oral History
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Laura M. Calkins, PhD
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  • Existence: 28 September 2004

General Note / OCR

(USA) Herbert Schandler graduated from the US Military Academy in 1952 and was commissioned in the Infantry. He served in combat roles in Korea and became a special forces expert in Europe. He attended the Command and General Staff College, and was deployed to Vietnam in 1965 as Executive Officer, 2d Bn, 2d Infantry. He then moved to MACV where he worked in the Revolutionary Development Division. Herbert worked at the Pentagon for two years, specializing in Vietnam affairs, and returned to Vietnam in 1969 in command of the 3d Btn/187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. He retired in 1975, after earning a PhD at Harvard University. He has written 'The Unmaking of a President' (1977), and served on the faculty of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

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OH0409, Herbert Schandler Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 17 Aug 2005 [Updated: 06 Apr 2011]