Van Hout, Craig (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Title

Van Hout, Craig (Interview outline and video), 2011

Creator

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Craig Van Hout was born in 1949 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. After graduating from high school, he went to college for three semesters before dropping out, and received his draft notice soon afterward in January 1969. After finishing his basic training at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Van Hout went through advanced training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Once he finished at Fort Polk, Van Hout deployed to Vietnam and joined B Company, 2nd of the 506th, 101st Airborne Division in January, 1970. While serving with the 101st Airborne, His unit took part in the campaign around Firebase Ripcord from April through July, 1970, and was wounded during the evacuation of the base. He eventually returned to his company, which saw relatively little combat during his final months in the field. He spent the last few months of his enlistment at Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as a clerk.

Date

2011-08-10

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

VanHoutC1271V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Van Hout, Craig, “Van Hout, Craig (Interview outline and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed April 17, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29913.
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