Robinson, Michael (Interview transcript and video), 2018

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Title

Robinson, Michael (Interview transcript and video), 2018

Description

Michael Robinson was born in Grand Haven, Michigan, in 1947. He graduated high school in 1966 and only attended college for a year before recieving his draft notice. So, Robinson decided to enlist into the Navy in which he trained as a gunner's mate and was assigned to a minesweeper based at Charleston, South Carolina, becoming the crew's designated diver repairman. He was then transferred to San Diego for training in Swift Boats before being deployed to Vietnam. In Vietnam, Robinson was assigned to a Swift Boat unit based at Cat Lo, conducting patrols, searches, raids, escorts, and fire support missions in the Saigon and Mekong River deltas during which he served primarily as a machine gunner. After his tour was over, he returned to Charleston to complete his enlistment.

Date

2018-11-12

Rights

Publisher

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

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_RobinsonM2286V

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Robinson, Michael W., “Robinson, Michael (Interview transcript and video), 2018,” Digital Collections, accessed September 18, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/45527.
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