Vietnam Voices – Managing the war

Episode Summary

Timothy Lomperis served in military intelligence in Vietnam. Lt. Lomperis served two tours in Vietnam, beginning in March 1972. His initial position was as an intelligence analyst. He saw first-hand during briefs the tensions between the Army and the Air Force over the conduct of the war. He subsequently served in a variety of training positions, including the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.

Episode Notes

Timothy Lomperis was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Military Intelligence Branch. He served in a variety of training positions, including a Vietnamese Language Course at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California in 1970 and 1971. His honors include a Bronze Star the Vietnamese Army Staff Medal First Class, which is the highest non-combat medal issued by the South Vietnamese Army. He enlisted at age 22. 

Tim was interviewed on July 29, 2019, at the Blount County Library.

His complete audio interview is at http://bit.ly/vv-timlomperis

Vietnam Voices is a project of the Blount County Public Library in Maryville, TN, and supported by the Blount County Friends of the Library. Two volumes of interviews with Vietnam veterans have been published and are available on Amazon at these links:

Vietnam Voices: Stories of East Tennesseans Who Served in Vietnam, 1965-1975 (volume 1)

Vietnam Voices: Stories of Tennesseans Who Served in Vietnam, 1965-1975 (volume 2)

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