Jansen, Donald J (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Title

Jansen, Donald J (Interview outline and video), 2016

Description

Donald Jansen was born in Holland, Michigan, on May 6, 1937. He graduated from Western Theological Seminary in June 1967, was ordained in September, and went on active duty at Fort Hamilton, New York, in October 1967. He was sent to Fort Bliss, Texas, to serve as the chaplain for a basic training brigade and did that until he was deployed to Vietnam in the fall of 1968. He served with the 184th Ordnance Battalion and operated out of Qui Nhon. He ministered to soldiers in his unit as well as troops in a maintenance battalion and the 84th Combat Engineers. Despite being a chaplain, he experienced ambushes on convoys, rocket and mortar attacks on the base, and sapper attacks. After Vietnam, he was sent to West Germany for three years, then returned to the United States for service at Fort McPherson, Georgia. He also served at Fort Wadsworth, New York, and in South Korea for two years. Donald served at Brooke Army Medical Center then at the main post chapel in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, before doing a final tour in West Germany with the 207th Military Intelligence Brigade. He retired in 1987.

Coverage

2016-10-29

Rights

Publisher

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Contributor

Keizer, Herman Jr. (Interviewer)

Relation

Oral history
Veterans History Project (U.S.)
United States--History, Military
Veterans
Video recordings

Identifier

JansenD2061V

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Date

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

Citation

Jansen, Donald J., “Jansen, Donald J (Interview outline and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed January 22, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39616.
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