Kiefer, Donald David (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Title

Kiefer, Donald David (Interview outline and video), 2015

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Donald Kiefer was born on December 20, 1948 in Delta, Colorado. He was drafted while at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and reported for induction in February 1970. He received basic training and infantry training at Fort Lewis, Washington. He was deployed out of Fort Lewis and arrived in Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam on July 1, 1970. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Evans and arrived there in mid-July 1970. He joined Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. On July 18 he went into the field and joined 2nd Platoon. He operated around Firebase Ripcord during the siege of the firebase from July 18 - July 23 and was evacuated to Camp Evans after Firebase Ripcord fell. He spent seventy days in various hospitals recovering from a wound to his arm and rejoined Alpha Company in October 1970. In February 1971 he was assigned to guard duty at Camp Evans and stayed there until mid-June 1971. Donald returned to the United States and served at Fort Riley, Kansas until he was discharged in early October 1971.

Date

2015-10-09

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_KieferD1889V

Format

video/x-m4v
application/pdf

Type

Text
Moving Image

Citation

Kiefer, Donald David, “Kiefer, Donald David (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed April 20, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/40672.
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