Talmadge, Roger (Interview transcript and video, part 2), 2017

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Talmadge, Roger (Interview transcript and video, part 2), 2017

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Roger Talmadge went to Vietnam with an advanced party, the 11th air assault division, which became the 1st cavalry division, air mobile in 1965. They were tasked with building a camp at An Khe. Roger later was deployed with his division to the Ia Drang Valley, where he was involved in several skirmishes. He would also deliver supplies to various companies during combat as well. Roger helped medevac men from combat zones when necessary. He was involved in an operation in Binh Dinh, Vietnam, on December 18th, 1965. Roger served as an executive officer of his company during his time in Vietnam. He introduced a scouting technique that was referred to as surveillance in depth. He took part in Operation Crazy Horse and was eventually promoted to captain. Roger went on R and R in Thailand. He left Vietnam in August 1966. After leaving Vietnam, Roger returned to Fort Holabird, Maryland and received additional intelligence training. He attended the University of Maryland to study computer science.

Date

2017-09

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video/mp4
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Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401.

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

TalmadgeR2152V2

Format

In Copyright

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Talmadge, Roger S., “Talmadge, Roger (Interview transcript and video, part 2), 2017,” Digital Collections, accessed October 6, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/48930.
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