Meyer, J. Paul (Interview transcript and video), 2018

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Meyer, J. Paul (Interview transcript and video), 2018

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J.P. Meyer was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, in 1947. He graduated high school in 1965 and attended a pre-pharmacy program at South Dakota State University before dropping out in 1968 to enlist in the Army's warrant officer flight training program. Meyer underwent Basic Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and then transfered to Fort Wolters, Texas, for primary helicopter school as well as Fort Rucker, Alabama, for instrument and tactical training. When he was deployed to Vietnam, Meyer joined Charlie Company, 159th Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne in Phu Bai. His unit participated in the establishment, siege, and eventual evacuation of Firebase Ripcord in 1970. After working an administration job back in the U.S. for the remainder of his tour, he joined a Chinook unit in the Iowa Army National Guard and later graduated with a pharmaceutical degree. From there, he continued his medical studies at vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma. Meyer eventually became the State Air Surgeon and began going to Des Moines, Iowa, for drill. Meyer finally completed this assignment when he retired in January of 2000.

Date

2018-11-03

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

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

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Veterans History Project (U.S.)

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RHC-27_MeyerJ2282V

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video/mp4
application/pdf

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Moving Image
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eng

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Meyer, J. Paul, “Meyer, J. Paul (Interview transcript and video), 2018,” Digital Collections, accessed September 18, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/45518.
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