David, Kenneth (Interview transcript and video), 2011

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David, Kenneth (Interview transcript and video), 2011

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Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Ken David was born in Girard, Ohio in January of 1950. He graduated from high school in 1968 and was drafted a year later. He took basic training at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, and Infantry AIT at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, and was sent to Vietnam in the fall of 1969. He was assigned to the 2nd platoon, D/1/506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. His company patrolled first in the lowlands near the coast south of the DMZ for a month, then spent about six weeks in the A Shau Valley at the end of the year. They then worked in the hill country to the north and west of the A Shau, and in early May the company's perimeter was hit by sappers, who overran the positions of David's platoon. He kept on fighting through the night, and was eventually joined by one of his friends. He was badly wounded in the fight and sent back to the US, and spent the rest of his hitch as a clerk at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in his last battle.

Date

2011-10-07

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Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

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DavidK1276V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

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Moving Image
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Language

eng

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David, Kenneth, “David, Kenneth (Interview transcript and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed April 16, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/28791.
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