Buikema, Douglas (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Title

Buikema, Douglas (Interview outline and video), 2011

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Douglas Buikema was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1946 and grew up in the area. After working for a year and going to college, he volunteered for the draft in 1967. In basic training at Ft. Knox, he became a squad leader and went to Ft. McClellan, Alabama for AIT. He also went to NCO School at Ft. Benning, where he gained more leadership skills. In Vietnam, he was a squad leader and was based out of Quan Loi. He was in A Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry in the 1st Division. Mr. Buikema was wounded twice; once in the ankle, and the other time in the back of his knee. He received a Silver Star. After being wounded the second time, he left Vietnam and was discharged shortly after.

Date

2011-08-29

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

BuikemaD1326V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Buikema, Douglas, “Buikema, Douglas (Interview outline and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed May 20, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/27114.
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