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  • Description: He was in the Navy for 17 years during the Korean War and Vietnam. Gerald now resides in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Gerald Naughton (00:33:47) (00:20) Background Information • • • • Gerald was born in Chicago, IL on December 29, 1931 His mother left his father when he was five years old They moved to Battle Creek, MI and lived with his grand...
Naughton, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: Post-War (14:53) • • Got a job and went back to work when he got back working at a factory in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Joined the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion when he got back.
Hyslop, George (Interview outline and video), 2004

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Dr. Richard Wierenga (25:01) (00:10) Introduction: • Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (04:30) Air Force: • Joined the Air Force after two years of college. • Basic training was in New York. • Flew F-86, Sabrejet airplanes. • Be...
Wierenga, Richard (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Title: Ambrose, Thomas (Interview outline and video), 2010 Subject: Korean War, 1950-1953-–Personal narratives, American; United States. Marine Corps Description: Thomas Ambrose joined the Navy in 1948.
Ambrose, Thomas (Interview outline and video), 2010

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Korean War Murl Bogert (15:18) Background Information (00:08)    Served in the Korean Conflict (00:09) Enlisted in the Marine Reserve in 1950 prior to the outbreak of the Korean War. (00:28) He was deferred from going overseas...
Bogert, Murl (Interview outline and video), 2012

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Robert Bostwick (15:31) Pre War • Born on April 7, 1933 (0:20) • Born in Home Acres, MI (0:55) • Attended and graduated from [Grand Rapids] Central High School (1:00) • Was 8 when Pearl Harbor was bombed (1:20) • Drafted in 19...
Bostwick, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2004

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  • Text: ...is emphysema was acting up. (34:40) Robert took himself to the hospital and treated. (35:19) He was recommended to go to the Veterans Home in 2010 by his daughter. He was not opposed to the idea. Since he has gone there, he believes that it has made things much easier. (37:30) Robert works ...
Livo, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2011

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Theodore Grevers Cold War Total Time: 19:23 Pre-Enlistment and Service (00:09)            Born in Chicago, IL in 1929. He was raised in The Netherlands before World War II, and his family was ...
Grevers, Theodore (Interview outline and video), 2009

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Ed Brooks Length: 32:06 (00:15) Background Information • Ed was born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan in 1940 • He had 2 brothers, his father was a farmer and his mother a housewife • Ed went to Hoover elementary school an...
Brooks, Ed (Interview outline and video), 2004

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project William Donner (00:24:12) (00:26) Pre-Service Born Leelanau Co., MI, on a farm 2 younger bros Grad Traverse City HS Worked MI Milk producer association (45 years) as product tester (1:10) Service Drafted at 23, during Korean War, didn&#...
Donner, William (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Walter De Leeuw (36:33) (00:01) Background Information • • • • • • • • • • • • Walter was born in southern Netherlands in 1934 He was 5 years old when the Germans came into his town The Germans took over the sch...
de Leeuw, Walter (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: ...Interview Notes Interview Length (16:00) Jay Shook World War II Veteran Korean War Veteran US Navy Pre-Enlistment Lived in Caledonia when he signed up for the Navy (0:35) Signed up for travel and adventure (0:47) Training Was trained at Great Lakes, Illinois (0:55) Was there for ...
Shook, Jay (Interview outline and video), 2005