Kiekintveld, Gregory (Interview outline and video), 2012

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Title

Kiekintveld, Gregory (Interview outline and video), 2012

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Greg Kiekintveld was born in Holland, Michigan in May 1949. After graduating from high school in 1968, he worked in construction until he was drafted into the Army in March, 1969. Following basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, the Army sent Kiekintveld to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for advanced training to be a combat engineer. Once Kiekintveld completed the training at Fort Leonard Wood, Kiekintveld deployed to Vietnam and joined B Company, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. While with the 326th Engineers, Kiekintveld had two primary assignments. First, he oversaw a small team tasked with creating landing zones in advance of an assault by infantry from other units in the 101st Airborne. Second, as part of a larger unit, either platoon- or company-sized he helped with construction and demolition of hilltop firebases for the division. His unit was based at Camp Evans, and operated in the hills and valleys of the northern part of South Vietnam.

Date

2012-03-06

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

KiekintveldtG1349V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Kiekintveld, Gregory, “Kiekintveld, Gregory (Interview outline and video), 2012,” Digital Collections, accessed April 12, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29113.
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