Drury, Richard (Interview outline and video), 2012

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Drury, Richard (Interview outline and video), 2012

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Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Richard Drury was born in 1950 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He received his draft notice shortly after finishing high school in 1969. He did his Army basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and then advanced training for airborne at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and went to Vietnam early in 1970. He was assigned to Delta Company, 2nd of the 506th, 101st Airborne Division, which was based at Camp Evans in the far north of South Vietnam. His company conducted a series of combat patrols of varying lengths in the spring and summer of 1970, and was involved in heavy fighting near Firebase Maureen in May and Firebase Ripcord in July. After being wounded in the Ripcord fight, he returned to his unit, but the company did not see much further action. He spent much of his time in Vietnam as a radio operator, eventually becoming his company's RTO, and finally being assigned to the battalion headquarters at Camp Evans for the last part of his tour. He returned to the US early in 1971 and finished his enlistment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Date

2012-05-31

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Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

DruryR1385V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
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Language

eng

Citation

Drury, Richard, “Drury, Richard (Interview outline and video), 2012,” Digital Collections, accessed April 19, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/28844.
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