Smith, Joe (Interview transcript and video), 2019

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Smith, Joe (Interview transcript and video), 2019

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Joe Smith was born on April 17th , 1946 in Topeka, Kansas. After graduating from high school, he attended Virginia Military Institute where he graduated with a degree in civil engineering in 1968 and joined the Army. He was then sent to Fort Bragg to join the 82nd Airborne Division, with which he became a platoon leader and General's aid. He later requested a transfer to Vietnam, where he was first stationed at Camp Eagle and saw combat at Firebase Ripcord. In 1971, Smith was stationed at Fort Belvior where he served out the rest of his tour and instructed the student brigade at the engineering school. He retired from the military in 1973 before pursuing a law degree at the University of Virginia Law School.

Date

2019-07-27

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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_SmithJ2318V

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video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Smith, Joe O., “Smith, Joe (Interview transcript and video), 2019,” Digital Collections, accessed November 27, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/45539.
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