Faine, Steven (Interview outline and video), 2012

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Faine, Steven (Interview outline and video), 2012

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Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Steven Faine, born in Detroit in 1947, enlisted in the Army in 1967 to avoid being drafted and choose his specialization. He took basic training at Fort Knox and then went to Fort Sam Houston to train as a medic. From there, he got into a new program run at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco, where army medics received the equivalent of nursing school. After completing this program, he worked at the base hospital at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, and was sent to Vietnam in early 1970. Once there, he went to Camp Evans to join the 1st Battalion, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. He worked at the battalion aid station, but also went out to several firebases at different times. During the first half of his tour, he had to deal with a fair number of casualties, especially toward the end of the Ripcord operation in July, when one of the companies in the battalion took heavy losses. He also observed the drug and racial problems in the rear areas.

Date

2012-09-28

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Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

FaineS1438V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
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Language

eng

Citation

Faine, Steven, “Faine, Steven (Interview outline and video), 2012,” Digital Collections, accessed April 17, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/28866.
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