Connelly, Joseph (Interview outline and video), 2012

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Title

Connelly, Joseph (Interview outline and video), 2012

Contributor

McGregor, Michael (Interviewer)

Description

Joe Connelly was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, in 1949, and was drafted into the Army in 1969. After basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and infantry training at Fort Ord, California, he was sent to Vietnam in January, 1970, and assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, based at Camp Evans. His unit did routine patrols near the coast until the monsoon lifted, and in May they started operating in the mountains, and his company took heavy losses at LZ Maureen. After taking replacements, they returned to the field and participated in fighting near Firebase Ripcord in July, and helped to re-establish Firebase Kathryn. Connelly was wounded in action and sent first to Japan and then back to the US to recover, and completed his enlistment as a truck driver.

Date

2012-10-06

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

ConnellyJ1446V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Connelly, Joseph, “Connelly, Joseph (Interview outline and video), 2012,” Digital Collections, accessed April 20, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/28730.
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