Elliott, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Elliott, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Description

Bob Elliott was born in Hart, Michigan on November 22, 1948. He enlisted in the Marines in March 1966 and began basic training in late July 1966. He received his basic training in San Diego and Infantry Training at Camp Pendleton, California. He remained at Camp Pendleton for Radio Training then was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Oahua, Hawaii with the 1st Battalion of the 27th Marine Regiment of the 5th Marine Division. In late January 1968 the unit sailed to Vietnam and went ashore near Danang. They operated out of a base near Bong Song and conducted patrols in the area. He participated in Operation Allen Brook near Go Noi Island and helped clear an area for the establishment of Camp Eagle. In September 1968 he returned to the United States and was briefly stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He voluntarily redeployed to Vietnam and arrived there in February 1969. He was assigned to the Headquarters Company of the 3rd Marine Division and helped with artillery operations around Quang Tri and Con Thien. At the end of his second tour he was stationed at a base near Laos. He returned to the United States at the end of that summer and was discharged from the Marines at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, California.

Coverage

2015-05-26

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

ElliottB1772V

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2017-11-06

Citation

Elliot, Robert, “Elliott, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed July 19, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/30000.
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