Yeomans, Kevin (Interview transcript and video), 2017

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Yeomans, Kevin (Interview transcript and video), 2017

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Kevin Yeomans was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1986. He enlisted immediately after high school in 2004, trained as an infantryman at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and served in B Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. His unit was scheduled for deployment to Iraq in 2005, but first took a detour to New Orleans to help with relief work after Hurricane Katrina, where they spent several weeks patrolling flooded areas and then providing security in the city. Not long after returning from that assignment, the unit deployed to Iraq and were based at COB Speicher near Tikrit, where they conducted patrols and searched houses for al Qaeda supporter. They took some casualties from IEDs and snipers, but saw no major firefights. The unit returned home in 2007 after 15 months in the field. Yeomans was eventually reassigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, and was discharged in 2009.

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2017-11-16

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Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

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Smither, James (Interviewer)

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Veterans History Project (U.S.)

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RHC-27_YeomansK2172V

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video/x-m4v
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Moving Image
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Yeomans, Kevin, “Yeomans, Kevin (Interview transcript and video), 2017,” Digital Collections, accessed November 20, 2019, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41187.
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