Spyke, Wesley (Interview transcript and video), 2019

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Spyke, Wesley (Interview transcript and video), 2019

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

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Wesley Spyke was born in 1948 in Muskegon, Michigan. He graduated from high school in 1966. He enlisted in the Navy Reserve in April of 1968. Wesley completed bootcamp at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. He became a gunner’s mate in the Navy. He received additional gunnery training in Coronado, California. Wesley did small arms training at Camp Pendleton, California. He received orders to Vietnam in July of 1969. He was initially stationed at Dong Ha, Vietnam. Wesley did river security on riverboats for about 5 months. He then was moved to a base at Cua Viet, Vietnam, where he continued to do river patrols and aided in extractions and insertions of Special Forces personnel at various points along the riverways. While in Vietnam, Wesley was involved in various skirmishes. He returned from Vietnam in July of 1970. He is now actively involved in ministry. Wesley and his wife currently work with the Veterans Treatment Court of Muskegon County.

Date

2020-02

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video/mp4
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Grand Valley State University Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401.

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Veterans History Project (U.S.)

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SpykeW2350V

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Moving Image
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eng

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Spyke, Wesley, “Spyke, Wesley (Interview transcript and video), 2019,” Digital Collections, accessed November 30, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/48905.
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