Groom, Bill (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Title

Groom, Bill (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Description

Bill Groom was born on March 10, 1951, in Greenville, Michigan. In 1969 he enlisted in the Air Force and received basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. His first duty station was at Lewistown Air Force Station, Montana, with the 694th Radar Squadron where he maintained and operated vehicles. In 1972 he volunteered for overseas service, and was deployed to Thailand in October 1972. He was stationed at U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield where he helped load and unload bombs onto B-52 bombers. He stayed overseas for one year then returned home. He was discharged from active duty in San Francisco in October 1973. In 1975 he joined the Air National Guard at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan. In 1980 he went full-time and served as a technician, working on a variety of vehicles. In the mid-1990s he deployed to Italy during the Kosovo conflict, and later in 2002 he deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to assist with maintenance and supervision of maintenance. He continued to serve in the Air National Guard until he retired in March 2008 with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.

Coverage

2016-06-18

Rights

Publisher

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

Contributor

Hammond, Steve (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

GroomB1940V

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Date

2017-11-21

Citation

Groom, Bill, “Groom, Bill (Interview outline and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed July 16, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39517.
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