Oakes, Ronald (Interview outline and video, 2 of 2), 2010

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Title

Oakes, Ronald (Interview outline and video, 2 of 2), 2010

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Description

After returning from Vietnam in 1969, Ron Oakes married, earned a degree in electronics and traveled around the Midwest working. Eventually, he and his family moved back to Michigan, where Oakes joined the National Guard. As part of the Guard, Oakes helped provide security for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia and deployed to Iraq in 2005 for eleven months. While in Iraq, Oakes performed a variety of jobs, including being a property book manager for his entire brigade stationed at FOB "Q-West", a former Iraqi Air Force base between Balad and Mosul. After the eleven-month deployment, Oakes returned to the United States with the rest of his unit and continued serving in the Guard until March 2009, when he retired at the age of sixty.

Date

2010-06-15

Rights

Publisher

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

Contributor

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

OakesR2

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Oakes, Ronald, “Oakes, Ronald (Interview outline and video, 2 of 2), 2010,” Digital Collections, accessed January 25, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29327.
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