Hodges, Terry (Interview transcript and video), 2016

Files

Title

Hodges, Terry (Interview transcript and video), 2016

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Terry Hodges was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1948. He graduated high school in 1966 and attended Southeastern Louisiana University for three years before he recieved his draft notice. Hodges attended both basic and advanced infantry training in Fort Polk, Louisiana, and rejected then opportunity to attend Noncommissioned Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was then sent to Vietnam in 1970 where he was stationed at Camp Evans and then Firebase Kathryn with Delta Company, 1st Battalion of the 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne. He remembered his unit coming under fire during the siege on Firebase Ripcord after which his unit suffered heavy losses. He also had to accompany his friend's body back to the U.S. for the funeral in Georgia. Having served eleven months and sixteen days in Vietnam, Hodges was eventually given an early-out in April of 1971 and returned to his home in Baton Rouge.

Date

2016-11-02

Rights

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_HodgesT2281V

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Hodges, Terry Lynn, “Hodges, Terry (Interview transcript and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed April 17, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/45506.
Suggest a correction to our metadata.