Tipton, Charles (Interview outline and video), 2013

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Title

Tipton, Charles (Interview outline and video), 2013

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Contributor

McGregor, Michael (Interviewer)

Description

Charles Tipton was born in Baskin, Florida in 1947. He received a draft notice in 1965, but received a deferment until 1969. After training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he deployed to Vietnam in October 1969. He was assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He was sent to Camp Evans and then to Firebase Bastogne where he met up with his unit upon which they traveled to Firebase Birmingham. In December 1969 he and his unit moved to Firebase O'Reilly where he saw action in the field and from there went to Firebase Ripcord where he helped establish the base there. After Ripcord he was assigned to a mortar unit then he re-enlisted to be an aviation mechanic. He trained at Fort Rucker, Alabama and returned to Vietnam to serve with the 361st Aeroweapons Company at Camp Holloway outside of Pleiku. After Vietnam he served at Fort Bragg, Fort Campbell, and in South Korea until he retired on October 31, 1990.

Date

2013-10-11

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Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

TiptonC1539V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Tipton, Charles, “Tipton, Charles (Interview outline and video), 2013,” Digital Collections, accessed April 17, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29466.
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