Healy, Roger (Interview transcript and video), 2019

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Healy, Roger (Interview transcript and video), 2019

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Smither, James (Interviewer)
WKTV (Wyoming, Mich.)

Description

Roger Healy was born in Allegan, Michigan in 1949. He attended high school in Gobles, Michigan and graduated in 1967. Roger was drafted into the Army on July 15th, 1969. He completed his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He did his advanced individual training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Roger became a part of the infantry and attended part of non-commissioned officer (NCO) school at Fort Benning, Georgia, before deciding that it was not for him and leaving NCO school. After quitting NCO school, Roger was sent to Vietnam in February 1970. He was assigned to the 25th infantry division, 1st of the 5th mechanized, based out of Cu Chi, Vietnam. Roger drove armored personnel carriers in his unit. His first armored personnel carrier was destroyed after hitting a landmine and his second was hit with an RPG and burned to the ground. He was part of the incursion into Cambodia. During his time in Vietnam, Roger was involved in various skirmishes. He returned home from Vietnam in February 1971. Roger is currently involved in a Vietnam veterans’ group in Michigan.

Date

2019-10

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In Copyright

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

HealyR2338V

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video/mp4
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Moving Image
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Language

eng

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Healy, Roger, “Healy, Roger (Interview transcript and video), 2019,” Digital Collections, accessed March 4, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/48870.
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