Interview with Paul Morgan, July 12, 1990

Project: American Veterans: Vietnam War Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Enlistment in the Army in 1957; basic training at Fort Benning-- Georgia; airborne training at Fort Bragg; assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division; confusion identifying the enemy in Vietnam; arrival in Vietnam in June 1965; Special Forces (Green Beret) training at Fort Bragg in 1964; duty as a rural reconstruction advisor in Vietnam; duty with the Thirtieth Ranger Battalion near the Cambodian border; combat experiences while on patrol; American strategy; being wounded; assignment to Saigon as assistant operations officer for the 716th M.P. Battalion; commanding Company B of the 716th M.P. Battalion; R&R in Bangkok; bombings in Saigon; "survivor guilt"; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; his opinion of the American soldier in Vietnam; duty as an M.P. in New York City; Vietnam compared to the American Civil War.

Interview Accession

1990oh196_vvk038

Interviewee Name

Paul Morgan

Interviewer Name

Sandra Gray

Interview Date

1990-07-12

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Morgan, Paul Interview by Sandra Gray. 12 Jul. 1990. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Morgan, P. (1990, July 12). Interview by S. Gray. American Veterans: Vietnam War Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Morgan, Paul, interview by Sandra Gray. July 12, 1990, American Veterans: Vietnam War Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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