Skaggs, Wayne (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Skaggs, Wayne (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Description

Wayne Skaggs was born in Stidham, Oklahoma, in 1949. He was drafted in February 1969 and sent to Fort Polk, Louisiana, for basic training then advanced infantry training. In July 1969 he was deployed to Vietnam and arrived on July 11. He was assigned to Delta Company of 2nd Battalion of the 506th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Evans. For the duration of his tour he went on patrols around Camp Evans, went on mountain patrols, and in the spring and summer of 1970 patrolled around Firebase Ripcord. On July 1, 1970, the North Vietnamese attacked Ripcord and he was on base when the bombardment began. On July 6th his tour ended, and by July 9th he was out of the country. He did the last six months of his enlistment at Fort Carson, Colorado, which places his discharge date sometime in either January or February 1971.

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_SkaggsW1959V

Format

video/m4v
application/pdf

Type

Moving image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2016-10-07

Citation

Skaggs, Wayne, “Skaggs, Wayne (Interview outline and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed October 21, 2019, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41234.
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