Bort, Frank (Interview transcript and video), 2018

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Title

Bort, Frank (Interview transcript and video), 2018

Creator

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Frank Bort was born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1945 and grew up on his grandfather's farm around Canfield, Ohio. Shortly after graduating from John Carroll University, Bort received a draft notice and attended Basic Training in September 1968 at Fort Knox, Kentucky, advanced infantry at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and then NCO-School at Fort Benning, Georgia. In October 1969, Bort was deployed to Camp Evans in Huế Phu Bai, Vietnam where he served in the Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne. He recieved medical treatment on a hospital ship due to worries over hearing damage. Bort's unit participated in the establishment of Firebase Ripcord as well as the attacks on Hill 902 and Hill 1000 before recieving an early-out of the Army to attend graduate school.

Date

2018-11-03

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401.

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_BortF2284V

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video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Bort, Frank, “Bort, Frank (Interview transcript and video), 2018,” Digital Collections, accessed April 12, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/45472.
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