Bashford, Lindon L (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Bashford, Lindon L (Interview outline and video), 2016

Description

Lin Bashford was born in Scott’s Bluff, Nebraska, on August 20, 1946. He was drafted in April 1969 and went to Fort Ord, California, for basic training and later advanced infantry training. He was selected for Non-Commissioned Officer School and went to Fort Benning, Georgia, to receive that training. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, in early 1970 before deploying to Vietnam in early spring of that year. He joined D Company of the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division in April 1970. He went on patrols around Firebase Ripcord and was in the area when the Battle of Firebase Ripcord began on July 1, 1970. Shortly before the fall of the firebase he was reassigned to Camp Evans to serve as company clerk. In early spring 1971 he returned to the United States and was discharged at Fort Lewis, Washington.

Date

2016-10-08

Rights

Publisher

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

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

BashfordL1958V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
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Citation

Bashford, Lindon, “Bashford, Lindon L (Interview outline and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed December 1, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39582.
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