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  • Description: Catherine was part of a PTSD committee that formed and fought for the VA (Veterans Affairs) to provide services to veterans that they had not previously received.
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  • Text: Several veterans groups started at this time, but the Vietnam Veterans of America was the only real survivor of these groups and they took the lead. One veteran, Mike Flowers, was instrumental in the making of VVA.
Kooyers, Catherine (Interview outline and video), 2012

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  • Description: Sarah Brooks is a long-time volunteer at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. In her interview, she discusses her volunteer work there, and some of her experiences with the veterans.
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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Sarah Brooks (14:25) (00:20) Introduction • Born in August 1926. • Her father was a baker. • Attended school in Covert, Michigan. • Had to leave school in the 10th grade to care for her ailing mother. • Moved to Grand Rapids, ...
Brooks, Sarah (Interview outline and video), 2006

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  • Text: Park Maintenance (21:22) - Never Married, Plenty of GF - Diabetic - Lives in Veterans Home (7mos) - Thankful for Veterans Service - Plans to reenter civilian life  
Burton, Robert Darrell (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Description: Harry Bolthouse is a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1949. Although unable to recall much of his service experience, due to his cerebral hemorrhages, he was able to share pieces of his pre-enlistment and enlistment.
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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Name of War: Other veterans and civilians Interviewee name: Harry Bolthouse Length of Interview: (00:06:20) Pre-Enlistment  Background o Born in Grand Rapids, 1930.  Family o Had four brothers. o Mother was a ho...
Bolthouse, Harry R. (Interview outline and video), 2009

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  • Description: ...Jarvis Brink is a Cold War veteran from Zeeland, Michigan where he attended Holland High School and graduated from there in 1953. In 1954 he joined the Army and served for two years. He received basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas for eighteen months ...
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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans’ History Project Jarvis Brink Cold War Interview Length: 11 minutes 9 seconds (00:00:04) Early Life and Overview of Service -From Zeeland, Michigan -Attended Holland High School -Graduated in 1953 -Joined the Army in 1954 -Served for two years -It wa...
Brink, Jarvis (Interview outline), 2013

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veteran’s History Project Air Force Shaun Davis Length of Interview (00:07:45) Background Born in 1960 Father was a salesmen and mother was a homemaker Has four sisters and one brother Younger brother served in the Army Enlisted into the Air Force at the age ...
Davis, Shaun (Interview outline and video), 2009

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Name of War: Other veterans & civilians Interviewee name: Robert Hotelling Length of Interview: (00:25:26) Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Robert Hotelling Length: 25:26 (...
Hotelling, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Notes Length: 7:35 Daniel John Morley Veteran United States Army; 1987 to1993 (0:00) Life before the service (0:30) West Point Military Academy • 19 years old • Picked West Point because of prestige • Discusses ...
Morley, Daniel John (Interview outline and video, 1 of 2), 2006

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  • Text: Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview James Zegollari Cold War Total Time: 42:28 Pre-Enlistment (00:10) • • Born in 1960 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Joined the Marines during his freshman year of college.
Zegollari, James (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Description: During his time in the Army, Jeff drove trucks and continued to do so after being discharged. Jeff currently lives in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
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  • Text: ...ransporting computers Jeff began having medical problems and could no longer drive He now lives in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans (18:35) Marriage    Jeff got married to a woman in Virginia in 1980, but it only lasted one year He was married again in 1985 to a woman from Loui...
Bowman, Jeffery (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Name of Interviewee: Richard LaVern Smith Name of War: Other veterans & civilians Length of Interview: (00:09:23) Interview Notes Pre-Enlistment -Richard Smith, born in Hilliards, MI (0:20) -Enlisted just after h...
Smith, Richard LaVern (Interview outline and video), 2005

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Thomas Michael Ross (07:30) (01:10)Childhood Zeeland HS Father worked for Chemical Company 2 Brothers Mike and Dan, older and younger Shot Marbles in Grade school Played Basketball Still acquainted with classmate that went on to join M...
Ross, Thomas Michael (Interview outline and video), 2007