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Document Details


Title: Michael Sweeney
Local code: OH0239
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Vietnam Archive Oral History Project
Series: Item 1 of Series Michael Sweeney
Description: (USMC) Michael L. Sweeney, originally from Denison, Texas, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 until 1980. Mike served in Vietnam from 1965 until 1969. From 1965 to1966, and again in 1967 after completing the Amphibious Warfare School at Quantico, Virginia, he was the Commanding Officer, Marine Detachment, USS Hancock. In the spring and summer of 1968, he was CO, K Co., 3d Battalion, 7th Marines. In the summer and fall of 1968, he was Aide to the Commanding General, 1st Marine Division, and in the winter and spring of 1969, he was Operations Officer, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines. Mike took part in a number of operations while in-country, including JASPER SQUARE, ALLEN BROOKE, and MEADE RIVER. He retired from the Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1980. OH0239 - part of the Michael Sweeney Collection
Extent: 54 pages
URL: http://star.vietnam.ttu.edu/cgi-bin/starfetch.exe?B43KrmT2qhxg1tJ8BltGe6uqUtTmP6hJEdNAwPgq3Udpccz6qIP4HoqpArGq6dzEW4K.Yv8.ZaB0F5yyoUo8Q43uIMk7o0aUcHkfHhxcwSQ/OH0239-1.pdf
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Sweeney, Michael
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: 14-Nov-2002
Interviewer: Verrone, Richard Burks
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: OHI0025440-27286