Kloet, Ronald (Interview outline and video, 3 of 3), 2011

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Kloet, Ronald (Interview outline and video, 3 of 3), 2011

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Smither, James (Interviewer)
WKTV (Wyoming, Mich.)

Description

Prior to beginning his fourth tour in Vietnam, Ron Kloet initially went through officers training with the Army intending to give him an assignment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Kloet, wanting something else, instead volunteered to serve in the Phoenix program, a specialized program in Vietnam. After finished the fourth tour, Kloet transferred from Vietnam to Germany to work as an intelligence officer. Following his tour in Germany, Kloet's military service ended and he attended Michigan State University, attaining master degrees in Russian history and Russian literature. However, Kloet found his work at graduation unsatisfying, so he began working to complete enough active-duty service time to retire with a pension. Eventually, Kloet began working for the U.S. Army Foreign Intelligence Activity (FIA) as a civilian employee. In 1995, the FIA and other intelligence agencies reorganized and Kloet, not liking his new roll, eventually retired. Then, in Sept. 2001, he received a phone call from a former colleague asking Kloet to return to work. Kloet did return for six months before retiring for good.

Date

2011-02-24

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Publisher

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

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Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

KloetR1071V3

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application/pdf
video/mp4

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Moving Image
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Language

eng

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Kloet, Ronald, “Kloet, Ronald (Interview outline and video, 3 of 3), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed May 28, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29129.
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