Meyer, Uwe (Interview outline and video), 2012

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Title

Meyer, Uwe (Interview outline and video), 2012

Creator

Contributor

McGregor, Michael (Interviewer)
Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Uwe Meyer, Born in Germany in 1949, moved to Iowa as a child and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969. After training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, he was sent to Vietnam. Upon arrival, he was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 506h Infantry Regiment in the 101st Airborne Division. He spent his first few months in Vietnam in early 1970 patrolling the area around Camp Evans, and was then moved into the hills to the west and participated in the fighting on and around Firebase Ripcord. He participated in his company's failed attempt to establish the Ripcord base on April 1, 1970, and from mid-June served as a machine gunner on the base until it was evacuated in July. Upon returning to the US, he spent the rest of his enlistment at Fort Hood, Texas, working with ground radar units.

Date

2012-10-06

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

MeyerU1448V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Meyer, Uwe, “Meyer, Uwe (Interview outline and video), 2012,” Digital Collections, accessed April 20, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29265.
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