Mihalko, John (Interview transcript and video), 2011

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Title

Mihalko, John (Interview transcript and video), 2011

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Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

John Mihalko was born in a patriotic town called Whippany in New Jersey. After graduating high school he worked in warehousing for three years before getting drafted. He got his training at Fort Dix. In Fort Lewis, he got his jungle training. Sent to Vietnam in January, 1970, he was assigned to the reconnaissance platoon of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, in the 101st Airborne Division. He survived his year in the field, and went on twenty-five or more patrols. His unit was involved in the fighting around Firebase Ripcord between March and July, 1970. Mihalko later helped found the Ripcord Association and organize the first reunion of veterans of that campaign.

Date

2011-10-06

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Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

MihalkoJ1280V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

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Moving Image
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Language

eng

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Mihalko, John, “Mihalko, John (Interview transcript and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed April 20, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29271.
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