Moore, Leonard (Interview outline and video), 2012

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Title

Moore, Leonard (Interview outline and video), 2012

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Contributor

McGregor, Michael (Interviewer)

Description

Leonard Moore was born in North Carolina in 1949. He volunteered for the draft in 1969 and went to basic training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and then to Fort Gordon, Georgia, for infantry training. He was then sent to Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay, and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. He flew up to Camp Evans and was assigned to a rifle company in the 187th Regiment, but was with them only briefly before accepting assignment to the rapid deployment force, known as the "minicav" that the brigade was organizing. He served as a helicopter gunner with this unit for several months, and when the unit was reorganized and lost its helicopters, he transferred to the brigade's aviation unit and served as a door gunner, mostly on the brigade commander's helicopter, through the Ripcord campaign in 1970, and stayed on for several months before returning home and being discharged.

Date

2012-10-05

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Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

MooreL1451V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
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Language

eng

Citation

Moore, Leonard, “Moore, Leonard (Interview outline and video), 2012,” Digital Collections, accessed April 19, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29295.
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