Jakubczak, Richard (Interview transcript and video), 2011

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Jakubczak, Richard (Interview transcript and video), 2011

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Smither, James (Interviewer)

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Richard Jakubczak is from Grand Rapids Michigan and was born in May of 1946. After high school he worked at Lowell Engineering and as a farmer. He briefly attended Kendall School of Design, but dropped out in 1966 and he and his brother joined the Navy and volunteered for training as medical corpsmen. He completed his basic training and medical training at Great Lakes, Illinois, and then went to Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, for field training. He then worked at Great Lakes Naval Hospital for ten months, and went to Vietnam in February, 1968. He was assigned to the First Shore Party, which provided logistical support to Marine combat units in the field, and was regularly attached to combat units when on operations. He was based near Da Nang, and supported Marine units involved in Operations Allen Brook and Mameluke Thrust. He left Vietnam in February, 1969, and completed his enlistment at Great Lakes.

Date

2011-10-14

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

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Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

JakubczakR1329V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

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Moving Image
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Language

eng

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Jakubczak, Richard, “Jakubczak, Richard (Interview transcript and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed May 24, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29057.
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