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Document Details


Title: John McNown
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Vietnam Archive Oral History Project
Description: (USA) John R. McNown, Jr., served in the U.S. Army from 1967 until 1972. He was in South Vietnam as a First Lieutenant from July 1968 until July 1969. While in Vietnam, John served as a Platoon Leader and, on several occasions, Acting Company Commander in Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, 11th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal (23rd) Infantry Division in and around Duc Pho between July and December 1968. In December, he was transferred to 11th Light Infantry Brigade Headquarters at LZ Bronco near Duc Pho and served there the remainder of his tour in the S-2 Section as Assistant Intelligence Officer (Air). In this position, John flew approximately 150 visual reconnaissance missions, a large number of "Sniffer Missions," and helped coordinate assignments with the four Special Forces Camps in his unit's Area of Operations. OH0336 - part of the John R. McNown, Jr. Collection
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: McNown, John
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Intelligence officer; Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Military camps--Vietnam; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; United States--Military history; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Atrocities; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025377-27223