George Forrest Oral History Interview

Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive… read more

Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive interviewed veterans from the Battles of the Ia Drang Valley. It was after these battles - waged in November 1965 - that North Vietnamese forces began engaging in guerrilla warfare. 

Up next - and airing for the first time on television - excerpts from one of those oral histories. We’ll hear from Lieutenant Colonel George Forrest who was the commanding officer in the 1st battalion, 5th cavalry which came in to support the 7th cavalry after the third day of the battle. 

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George Forrest Oral History Interview

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Program ID:
301576-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 24, 2012
Last Aired:
May 27, 2012

Airing Details

  • Mar 24, 2012 | 8:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 25, 2012 | 3:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 26, 2012 | 4:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 05, 2012 | 9:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2012 | 12:47am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2012 | 4:08am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2012 | 7:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 26, 2012 | 7:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 26, 2012 | 11:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 27, 2012 | 12:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3