Potter, James (Interview outline and video), 2014

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Potter, James (Interview outline and video), 2014

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Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

James Potter was born in 1985 in Muskegon, Michigan. He joined the Army at age 17 before he graduated high school. He officially signed up on October 23rd, 2003 and was sent to Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri for basic training in Charlie Company 795. He chose 31 Bravo as a Military Police for his military occupational specialty. He eventually joined the 46th MP Company and was sent to Iraq. His unit spent a few weeks in Kuwait to get acclimated to the weather. James' deployment was cut short to eight and a half months as opposed to 15. On May 26th, 2007, James was hit by an explosively formed penetrator; he almost loss the use of his left arm and left eye. After being treated back in the United States, he signed up for the 1436th Engineer Company and ended up redeploying to Iraq for a second time in 2010. His second deployment lasted 11 months. He still works with the 1436th as an Admin Non-commissioned Officer today.

Date

2014-03-08

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Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

PotterJ1573V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Potter, James, “Potter, James (Interview outline and video), 2014,” Digital Collections, accessed May 22, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29380.
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