McVay, Douglas (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Title

McVay, Douglas (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Description

Douglas McVay was born in Monticello, Iowa, on December 18, 1949. In August 1969, he enlisted in the Army. He received his basic training and advanced infantry training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, then received armored personnel carrier training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In late fall of that year, he was deployed to Vietnam where he joined A Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. For the rest of 1969 and into the spring of 1970 he patrolled around Camp Evans, then from April through July he and A Company patrolled around Firebase Ripcord. During the Battle of Firebase Ripcord (July 1 – July 23, 1970), his company fought around Ripcord, and got into a severe firefight on July 22nd in which Douglas was wounded. After being rescued on July 23rd, he was taken out of combat. He recovered in Japan and returned to the United States. He served at Fort Carson, Colorado, for the remainder of his enlistment and was discharged in May 1972.

Coverage

2016-10-21

Rights

Publisher

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

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

Identifier

McVayD1968V

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Date

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

Citation

McVay, Douglas, “McVay, Douglas (Interview outline and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed April 24, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39638.
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