Bakker, Lee Richard (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Title

Bakker, Lee Richard (Interview outline and video), 2015

Contributor

Moore, Deb (Interviewer)

Description

Lee Bakker was born in Wellsburg, Iowa on October 14, 1924. After graduating from high school in 1943 he was drafted in fall 1943. He was inducted in Des Moines, Iowa and received basic training at Camp Roberts, California. After basic training he tried to be a paratrooper and received the training at Fort Benning, Georgia, but broke his leg. He was then sent to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri where he trained with 81mm mortars and was assigned to the 70th Infantry Division. He left the U.S. in November 1944 and arrived in Marseille, France in December 1944. He was assigned to H Company of the 275th Infantry Regiment of the 70th Infantry Division and fought in France, and Germany (liberating the city of Saarbrucken) and crossing the Saar River. He was stationed in Germany for occupation duty until he threw out his back and returned to the United States. He received treatment at O'Reilly General Hospital in Springfield, Missouri and got medically discharged in September 1945.

Date

2015-09-01

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_BakkerL1875V

Format

video/x-m4v
application/pdf

Type

Text
Moving Image

Citation

Bakker, Lee Richard, “Bakker, Lee Richard (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed May 16, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/40654.
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