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

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

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This interview session recaps the first part of Bassett's tour in Vietnam, and then covers the second half, when he was a brigade-level staff officer in the 9th Division. Bassett supervised long range reconnaissance patrols, organized and ran a provisional company working with experimental ground radar, and dealt with an unstable commander. He would remain the Army until 1997, working both with the Rangers and in intelligence work. He spent a total of eight years in Germany, including the period immediately before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and also went to Saudi Arabia and Iraq at the time of the Gulf War, and also worked at the Pentagon. After retiring for medical reasons, he continued to work as a civilian contractor for the military, helping the Colombian army and national police with counterinsurgency training and later working with civilian contractors sent to the Middle East at the time of the invasion of Iraq.

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.)

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Veterans History Project (U.S.)

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BassettD1107V2

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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, 2 of 2), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed December 9, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/27106.
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