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Oral History Interview with Tony Coalson, April 19, 2013

Description: Interview with Tony Coalson, a Army Vietnam veteran and Air America pilot from Oxford-Anniston, Alabama. Coalson discusses his early interest in aviation, education and ROTC at Auburn University, becoming an Army helicopter pilot, deployment to Vietnam, missions in II Corps, return to the US and becoming an Air America pilot, returning to Vietnam, the nature of Air America and their missions, and flying into Laos and Cambodia. In appendix are several photos of Coalson during his career, mentions of him in related literature, and a letter addressed to him by a fellow chopper pilot.
Date: April 19, 2013
Creator: Ferguson, Michael J. & Coalson, Tony
Partner: UNT Oral History Program