Delagrange, Merle (Interview outline and video), 2013

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Title

Delagrange, Merle (Interview outline and video), 2013

Contributor

McGregor, Michael (Interviewer)

Description

Merle Delagrange was born in 1950 in Grantwood, Indiana. He was newly married and living in Ohio when he was drafted in 1969. After training at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Fort Polk, Louisiana, he was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado until he received his orders to be deployed to Vietnam. He arrived in Vietnam on April 28, 1970 and was assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion. 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division stationed at Camp Evans. He was wounded in a friendly fire incident in early May, but soon rejoined the unit and was with them when they were heavily engaged Firebase Ripcord in July and had to be rescued by another unit. Throughout the rest of his tour he led a platoon on patrols until he left Vietnam and returned home on March 28, 1971. He joined the National Guard in 1976 where he stayed with the 193rd Infantry Company for eighteen years and retired as a sergeant first class.

Date

2013-10-11

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

DelagrangeM1532V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Delagrange, Merle, “Delagrange, Merle (Interview outline and video), 2013,” Digital Collections, accessed April 12, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/28810.
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