Hines, Raymond (1 of 2, Interview transcript and video), 2019

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Title

Hines, Raymond (1 of 2, Interview transcript and video), 2019

Creator

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Raymond Hines was born on April 6, 1944 in Wellford, South Carolina, and graduated high school in 1962. Hines received his draft notice in 1965 and chose to enlist in the Army. He completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, where he became a Morse Intercept Operator. He also trained in Artillery OCS at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, before transferring to Fort Bliss, Texas, as part of the Air Defense for only two months before being transferred to Wurzburg Germany. From Germany, Hines was deployed to Vietnam with the 2nd of the 319th as a Fire Direction Officer and proceeded to report to the Bravo Battery at Firebase Bastogne. He saw heavy combat with this unit. While in Vietnam, Hines also worked as an assistant S-3 fireman, and a Liaison Officer for the 2nd of the 506 at Fire Base Ripcord. After taking some additional advanced artillery courses, he deployed to Nuremberg Germany with the 3rd of the 70th House Artillery before transferring to the 7th Corps Artillery as a Nuclear Release Authentication System Officer. He would later return to Europe after recieveing his veterinarian degree in the United States to care for military service animals.

Date

2019-07-26

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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_HinesR2319V1

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Hines, Raymond, “Hines, Raymond (1 of 2, Interview transcript and video), 2019,” Digital Collections, accessed February 29, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/45502.
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