Wallace, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Wallace, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Contributor

McGregor, Michael (Interviewer)

Description

Bob Wallace was born in Plattsburgh, New York and studied at a Jr. College in the state as well as University of Michigan. Mr. Wallace spent two years in Nigeria through the Peace Corps before finishing his degree. He got drafted in April of 1968. He received basic training and AIT at Ft. Dix, and then went to OCS at Ft. Benning, Georgia and Ft. Polk, Louisiana. He also went to Jungle School in Panama. He was assigned to Charlie Company as 1st platoon leader, 2/506 Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. Throughout his time in Vietnam, Mr. Wallace collected things such as branches from trees and it made the situation enjoyable. He did not experience many bad fire fights; they sometimes went 2-3 weeks without being shot at. Mr. Wallace's company went to Firebase Ripcord for a month and helped build its defenses. He had a rear job after 7-8 months in the field in which he communicated with every battalion and company regarding supplies.

Date

2011-10-06

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Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

WallaceB1281V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

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Moving Image
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Language

eng

Citation

Wallace, Robert, “Wallace, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed August 17, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29602.
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