Dells, Glen (Interview outline and video), 2007

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Title

Dells, Glen (Interview outline and video), 2007

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Contributor

Vanwyck, Kayla (Interviewer)

Description

Glenn Dells served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1966 to1970. His military occupational service (MOS) during Vietnam was munitions specialist; which meant that he built, delivered, blew up, and disarmed bombs. He was stationed in Phan Rang when he served his time in Vietnam. He talks about his experiences with the Vietnamese population, and how it was difficult for him to distinguish friend from foe. He discusses some of the regrets he had about serving in Vietnam; like missing a year of his son's life. He talks about what he and others would do when they had some free time, and how they got to see the Bob Hope show at their base. He tells about how they would normally communicate with those back home, and how they were allowed to make a 3 minute phone call via HAM operators on Christmas. He talks about what he had learned from serving in the military during Vietnam. Some of what he learned was how to take orders, how take pride in doing your job, and how to take pride in yourself. He also talks about how he feels on the subject of serving in the military today.

Date

2007-06-01

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

DellsG

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Dells, Glen, “Dells, Glen (Interview outline and video), 2007,” Digital Collections, accessed February 29, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/28862.
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