Bajema, Melvin (Interview outline and video), 2014

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Title

Bajema, Melvin (Interview outline and video), 2014

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Description

Mel Bajema was born in England in 1946. His father was in the Army Air Corps (later the Air Force once it became its own branch) and his mother was an English "war-bride." His family soon moved to the US and settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After high school, Mel enlisted in the Air Force, and served between 1964 and 1968. He trained in supply, and served between 1965 and 1967 at Craig Air Force Base near Selma, Alabama, and then requested assignment to Southeast Asia. He went to South Vietnam and was based at Da Nang, where he eventually switched from supply to ground control work. While there, he witnessed the attack on the base during the Tet Offensive.

Date

2014-06-26

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Contributor

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_BajemaM1654V

Format

video/x-m4v
application/pdf

Type

Text
Moving Image

Language

eng

Citation

Bajema, Melvin, “Bajema, Melvin (Interview outline and video), 2014,” Digital Collections, accessed December 9, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/40998.
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