Windmiller, Bernie (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Title

Windmiller, Bernie (Interview outline and video), 2016

Description

Bernie Windmiller was born in Gary, Indiana, on July 3, 1932. The Army drafted him in 1954 and he received basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, then field radio training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was deployed to South Korea where he served on the demilitarized zone and at Daegu. He decided to become a chaplain, and upon completion of seminary, he reentered the Army as a chaplain. His first assignment was at Fort Riley, Kansas, with 3rd Battalion of the 47th Infantry Regiment of the 9th Infantry Division. He was deployed to Vietnam in January 1967 and was originally stationed at Bearcat Base. Shortly after arriving, he was reassigned to 4th Battalion. During his time in Vietnam, he operated in the Mekong River Delta and went on combat missions with the troops. He returned to the United States in January 1968, and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He then served in West Germany for three years with the 5th Missile Battalion of the 6th Air Defense Artillery (Nike nuclear missiles). He returned to the United States in 1973 and took the advanced course of chaplains, then got his master's degree at Long Island University. He served at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, with the 212th Artillery Brigade then went to Duke University.

Date

2016-10-26

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Contributor

Keizer, Herman Jr. (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_WindmillerB2075V

Format

video/x-m4v
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Citation

Windmiller, Bernie, “Windmiller, Bernie (Interview outline and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed November 30, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/40806.
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