Murphy, George (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Murphy, George (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Contributor

McGregor, Michael (Interviewer)

Description

George Murphy was born and grew up in a small town in Illinois. After finishing high school and junior college, he was drafted into the Army in 1969. He did his basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, and was then sent for artillery training to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Here he trained as a gunner, and was then sent to Vietnam. He joined a battery of the 7th Artillery which was attached to the 1st Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta, and served with them until the unit rotated home three months later. He and several other men from his battery were reassigned to the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Evans, and he served the rest of his tour with them. He continued to work as a gunner, and his battery regularly moved from one firebase to another. They provided fire support for Firebase Ripcord when it was under siege in July, and Murphy was sent to Ripcord to inspect artillery positions there when it was thought that his battery would move there. Instead, the base was abandoned, and he went back to his regular duties. Later on, he was stationed at Firebase Kathryn when it was attacked by sappers.

Date

2011-10-08

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Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

MurphyG1269V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Murphy, George, “Murphy, George (Interview outline and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed April 17, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29315.
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