Kleinjans, Barry (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Title

Kleinjans, Barry (Interview outline and video), 2015

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)
WKTV (Wyoming, Mich.)

Description

Barry Kleinjans was born in Holland, Michigan in October 1942. After graduating from high school in 1960 he enlisted in the Navy. He received basic training at Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois then received sonar training at Key West, Florida. While at Key West he also helped with recovery from the aftermath of Hurricane Donna. He served aboard the USS Thomas J Gary (DER 326) on the Distant Early Warning Line searching for Soviet submarines and bombers, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the search for the USS Thresher. He left active duty in 1963 and worked as a Navy recruiter in the Navy Reserves until he returned to active duty in 1980. He served aboard the USS O'Callahn (FF 1051), received advanced sonar training in San Diego, and served aboard two Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigates and helped with the evacuation of personnel when Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991. He worked as an instructor in the U.S. until he retired in 1997.

Date

2015-04-02

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_KleinjansB1739V

Format

video/x-m4v
application/pdf

Type

Text
Moving Image

Citation

Kleinjans, Barry, “Kleinjans, Barry (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed May 24, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/40673.
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