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Interviews with the 3d Marine Division - Khe Sanh

Item Number: 992AU0658
 Audio
Language
English
Digital Object Type
Audio
Physical Location
CS68.8
Number of Media
1
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
Format
2 Track Stereo
Time - Hr:Min:Sec
30:55

Dates

  • Existence: 17 March 1968

General Note / OCR

Interviewee: Ssgt. King S. Durr, A Company, 2nd Platoon, 3rd Shore Party Interviewer: Ssgt. Bob Darner, USMC Subject: Khe Sanh, RVN Ssgt. Durr is responsible for the resupply of the surrounding hills of Khe Sanh. Durr compares the resupply before and after the siege of Khe Sanh. Durr states that the resupply aircraft are now moving very quickly with limited time on the ground. Durr goes through the composition of a shore team and what their jobs are. Interviewee: Sgt. James English, A Company, 2nd Platoon, 3rd Shore Party Interviewer: Ssgt. Bob Darner, USMC Subject: Khe Sanh, RVN The incoming rounds have been minimal today, but the rounds have interrupted resupply of the base. Sgt. English is a team leader, of ten men who are responsible for a helicopter resupply mission. English describes the roles of each of his team members. The men make every effort to load the helicopter, but try to protect themselves from incoming rounds at the same time. Interviewee: Pfc. Edward Robbins, A Company, 2nd Platoon, 3rd Shore Party Interviewer: Ssgt. Bob Darner, USMC Subject: Khe Sanh, RVN Pfc. Robbins is the man who hooks up the load to a hovering CH-46 helicopter. They have been resupplying the hills from Dong Ha taking the stress from the men at Khe Sanh. Some of the supplies have started to be dropped with parachute, which is preferred by the Pfc. Interviewee: GSgt Roland Smith, USMC Explosive Ordinance Disposal Interviewer: Ssgt. Bob Darner, USMC Subject: Khe Sanh, RVN GSgt. has been at Khe Sanh for approximately one week. For the past week the team has been determining if the unexploded ordinance are duds or not. If the ordinance are duds they are disarmed and removed from the area to a safe area.

Pub Credit Line
992AU0658, Douglas Pike Collection: Audio / Moving Images, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 06 Aug 2002 [Updated: 20 Nov 2013]