Lancaster, Duane (Interview transcript and video), 2021

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Lancaster, Duane (Interview transcript and video), 2021

Contributor

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

Description

Duane Lancaster was born August 16, 1942 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Lancaster grew up in the Grand Rapids area and lived there until for most of his adolescent life. He graduated from Wyoming Park High School in 1961, and from there he attended Grand Rapids Junior College Center. Later he transferred to Michigan State University, where he graduated in 1965. Upon graduation, Lancaster began his first job as a sportswriter in Saginaw Michigan. However, in July of 1965 Lancaster was called for the draft and in September of that same year received his draft notice. This is when Lancaster decided to begin looking for a Reserve unit somewhere. He was able to find one locally and eventually began the process of basic training in Fort Gordon. Within the Reserve Unit, Lancaster was assigned the job of MP or military police, within the Saginaw, Michigan area. Lancaster had an obligation of six years in the Reserves, serving officially from 1966 to 1972. After his service ended with an honorable discharge, Lancaster moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he began working as a sportswriter at a local newspaper. In more recent years, Lancaster has spent his time working for the city as a janitor.

Date

2021-08

Rights

In Copyright

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

LancasterD2369V

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video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Lancaster, Duane A., “Lancaster, Duane (Interview transcript and video), 2021,” Digital Collections, accessed May 29, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/48883.
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