Bassett, Dennis (Interview outline and video, 1 of 2), 2011

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Bassett, Dennis (Interview outline and video, 1 of 2), 2011

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Dennis Bassett was born in 1942 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating from high school in 1960, Bassett decided he wanted a different direction for his life, so he enlisted in the Army. After completing both his basic and advanced training at Fort Knox in Kentucky, Bassett deployed to Korea, where he worked at a medical depot. Once he finished his tour in Korea, Bassett returned to the United States and worked with a Ranger training company in Georgia before receiving his discharge. Following his discharge, Bassett went through four years of college, with the final two years in ROTC and as a result of his time in the ROTC, after his graduation, received a Regular Army commission. After receiving the commission, Bassett went back through Ranger school and deployed to Vietnam, where he served with the 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta region as part of the Riverine Force, and served as a platoon leader in the 3/60 Infantry for the first half of his tour. (see Part 2 for the rest of the story)

Date

2011-04-26

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Publisher

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

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)
Kentwood Historic Preservation Commission (Kentwood, Mich.)
WKTV
WKTV (Wyoming, Mich.)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

BassettD1107V1

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application/pdf
video/mp4

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Moving Image
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Language

eng

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Bassett, Dennis, “Bassett, Dennis (Interview outline and video, 1 of 2), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed December 9, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/27105.
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