Ed Freeman 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 at Texas… read more

Forty years after the first full scale engagement between U.S. troops and the People’s Army of Vietnam, the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University in Lubbock

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 guerilla warfare. The Americans - outnumbered by the North Vietnamese Army - prevailed, but it was at a heavy cost. 

Next, an interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Captain Ed “Too Tall” Freeman, a helicopter pilot who flew his unarmed helicopter into Landing Zone X-Ray to help deliver ammunition, supplies and rescue wounded soldiers.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Ed Freeman Oral History Interview

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Program ID:
301577-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 14, 2012
Last Aired:
May 27, 2012

Airing Details

  • Apr 14, 2012 | 8:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 15, 2012 | 3:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 16, 2012 | 4:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 26, 2012 | 9:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 27, 2012 | 1:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 27, 2012 | 2:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3