Military Series


Size: 75 interviews on 116 recordings

Time period covered: 1930s - 1970s

Dates of interviews: 1992 - present

Principal Interviewers: John Capdeveille, Jack Fiser, Adele Foster, Mary Hebert, Peter Soderbergh, Tara Zachary, Jennifer Abraham, Matt Mullenix

Finding Aids: Abstracts

Audio Availability: MP3

Processing Status: 17% of interviews are cataloged (13 of 75)

Access Restrictions: See individual abstracts

Description: This ongoing interview series documents Louisiana's military tradition and focuses primarily on World War II. Veterans of the Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf Wars are also interviewed.

Interview Abstracts

Interviewee Surname A-B

Richard E. Ammon, Jr.

Floyd Anderson

Sidney Arbour, Jr.

F. R. Arceneaux & John Broussard

Paul Arst

Calvin Aucion

William Barnhouse

Robert H. Barrow

St. Clair Bienvenu

Buddy Boudreaux

Floyd Bourgeois

A.W. Braswell

Millard "Mil" Brewer

Tony Brown

Nell Byars

Dr. Vance Byars & Nell Byars

Interviewee Surname C-F

Earnest Dare Campbell

Louis Cancienne

Derward Copeland

James Daugherty

Edward J. Davis, Jr.

James C. Drain

Joseph Emile Dupont Jr.

Cleveland Dupuis

Oliver Evans

Jessie Fairchild

Verlan Eilers Ferrara

Robert Fletcher

Eva Friedman

Interviewee Surname G-J

Celine Ganel

Gus Gikas

Robert Gould

Adolphe G. Gueymard

Cyril Guidry

Philip R. Haley, Jr.

Robert Hatfield

Col. Walter Hays

Norman Heresko

Billy Heroman

Henry Houle

Leroy Jenkins (by J. Noah Rost)

Leroy Jenkins (by Mary Hebert)

O. B. Johnson

Interviewee Surname K-O

Ed Kovaleski

Otto Kratochuil

Harold Lamb

Edna Lange

Nick Lawless

Byron Levy

Joseph Mahoney

George Michael McDonald

Aldo Meiske

Edgar Moody

Interviewee Surname P-S

Anthony A. Palumbo

Bill & Nancy Penn

Raymond Perreault

Thomas O. Perry

Vincent Pizzolato

Leo Purdin

Thomas Rhame

Frank L. "Dusty" Rhoades

Alice Roberts

Bill Rothermel

Harvey Schwartzberg

Henry Setlock

David Shanks

Ralph Sims

Thomas Small

J. B. Swanson

Interviewee Surname T-Z

John Teas

Richard Truman

Ida Turcan

James Richard Utley

Alonzo J. Walter, Jr.

Ben Williams

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