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Interview with Pat Blakely

In this interview, Pat Blakely recounts his training with the United States Army in preparation for the Vietnam War. Blakely was born in Lubbock, Texas, and he emphasizes the importance of diversity in the armed forces from the perspective of a West Texan.


  • Pat Blakely

    Army Reserves

    Served in: Vietnam War

    Pat Blakely was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1940. He joined the Army Reserves in 1964 as the Vietnam War was growing in Violence. He completed both Basic and Advanced Infantry Training (AIT).