Herring, Kyle (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Title

Herring, Kyle (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Description

Kyle Herring was born in Frederick, Maryland on October 11, 1987, but grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He enlisted in the Michigan National Guard when he was 17 years old in spring 2005 and drilled during his senior year. In January 2006 he received basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia then went to Fort Gordon, Georgia for signal training. He joined C Company of the 156th Signal Battalion at the Grand Valley Armory in Wyoming, Michigan. In early 2008 a medic slot opened and he volunteered for it. He received medic training at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, California. In early 2009 they received deployment orders and spent most of 2009 training in Vermont
Camp Atterbury, Indiana
and Fort Polk, Louisiana. He was attached to 1st Squadron of the 172nd Cavalry Regiment of the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. They deployed to Afghanistan in March 2010 and he was stationed at Forward Operating Base Vulcan (Ghazni) for three months working with local police in Waghaz and Qarabagh. He suffered a concussive injury in Ghazni. He was also stationed at FOB Lighting (Gardez) and at the police station in Charikar for six months. In December 2010 the deployment ended and he returned home. After three months he joined the 126th Cavalry Regiment and went on full-time, active duty as the medical readiness non-commissioned officer.

Coverage

2016-03-17

Rights

Publisher

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

Contributor

Jones, Adam (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

HerringK1933V

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Date

2017-11-21

Citation

Herring, Kyle, “Herring, Kyle (Interview outline and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed July 20, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39526.
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