Vanden Hout, James (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Title

Vanden Hout, James (Interview outline and video), 2015

Description

Jim Vanden Hout is a Vietnam War veteran who was born on February 7, 1942 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. When he was twenty five he was drafted into the Army on January 22, 1968. He received training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Fort Polk, Louisiana before being deployed to Vietnam in May 1968. He was sent to Chu Lai where he was assigned to Echo Company of the 4th Battalion of the 21st Infantry Regiment of the Americal Division (23rd Infantry Division). He momentarily served with the mortar platoon before volunteering to join the recon platoon. He conducted numerous patrols in the area between Chu Lai and Da Nang and near the Laotian border. On January 23, 1969 he was wounded in combat and was ultimately evacuated to the United States. He finished his service at Fort Carson, Colorado and was discharged on January 22, 1970.

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Contributor

Jones, Adam (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_VandenHoutJ1731V

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2015-02-12

Citation

Vanden Hout, James, “Vanden Hout, James (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed November 11, 2019, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41156.
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