Avgerinos, Stephen (Interview outline and video), 2012

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Avgerinos, Stephen (Interview outline and video), 2012

Description

Steve Avgerinos was born in Chicago in 1949. He enlisted late in 1968 to stay ahead of the draft. He took basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, then AIT at Fort Lewis, and then went on to NCO school at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was then sent over to Vietnam, and joined D Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, based at Camp Evans. In March, 1970, his company began a series of patrols in the hills and jungle west of Camp Evans, operating out of several different firebases. In May, his platoon's perimeter on a hilltop designated Maureen was overrun by enemy sappers, but Avgerinos and those still able to fight held the position. He was injured in the battled and sent to Japan and back to the US for treatment. He completed his enlistment as an instructor at Fort Leonard Wood.

Date

2012-10-04

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

McGregor, Michael (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

AvgerinosS1453V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
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Language

eng

Citation

Avgerinos, Stephen, “Avgerinos, Stephen (Interview outline and video), 2012,” Digital Collections, accessed December 9, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/27085.
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