Kuennen, John (Interview outline and video), 2014

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Title

Kuennen, John (Interview outline and video), 2014

Creator

Contributor

McGregor, Michael (Interviewer)

Description

John Kuennen was born in New Hampton, Iowa, in 1950. After graduating from high school in 1968 he attended college for one year before volunteering for the draft. He trained as an infantryman at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and went to Vietnam in November, 1969. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division and patrolled the Mekong River Delta area as a radioman. In mid-March 1970 the 1st Infantry Division was sent back to the United States and he was reassigned to C Company of the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division based out of Camp Evans as an infantryman and then as a radioman. He took part in the establishment of Firebase Ripcord on the edge of the A Shau Valley and later in the Battle of Firebase Ripcord specifically on Hill 902 on July 2nd and then on Hill 1000 on July 7th and 8th. After the fall of Firebase Ripcord on July 23rd, 1970 he was reassigned to the Battalion Tactical Operations Center at Camp Evans as a radio operator. In the fall of 1970 he returned to the United States and completed his service in the Army at Fort Hood, Texas in April 1971.

Date

2014-10-09

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_KuennenJ1692V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Text
Moving Image

Language

eng

Citation

Kuennen, John, “Kuennen, John (Interview outline and video), 2014,” Digital Collections, accessed April 12, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41042.
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