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  • Description: ...n the military and how it applied to life after service. He talks about the Vietnam memorial and its affect on him and other veterans of Vietnam. He also talks about how the Vietnam veterans were treated when they came home, and how it differs from how veterans are treated...
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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Notes Length: 13:56 Randolph Elbert Phillips Jr. Vietnam Veteran United States Navy, February 1963 to August 1968 A-Branch (00:26) Pre-enlistment/Family: • Due to poor grades in college he joined the Navy • J...
Phillips, Randolph Elbert (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: Okay. Veteran: And— Interviewer: But this was a largely Navy group that you were— Veteran: That is correct. Interviewer: Okay. Veteran: And I mean, most of the guys there signed up.
Jakubczak, Richard (Interview transcript and video), 2011

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  • Description: He retired from his job in 2005 and now spends most of his time at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Name of Interviewee: Donald M. Kramer Name of War: Vietnam War 2 of 2 Interview Length Disc #3: (00:40:35) Interview Length Disc #4: (01:28:40) Disk 3 (00:40:25) (00:05:04) Vietnam The First Day in Vietnam  The plane landed at an air...
Kramer, Donald M. (Interview outline and video, 2 of 2), 2006

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  • Description: ...Eric Schwaller is a very unique veteran; he served in three branches of the armed forces between 1972 and 1998. He started as a tank crewman in Germany. He joined the Navy traveled undersea in a nuclear missile-bearing nuclear submarine and returned to the army and was a member of the 101st...
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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Eric Schwaller (56:52)Pre Enlistment Born Sept 19 1954 in WA Moved to Allison Park, PA Father was diesel salesman for 30 years, married 54 years Attended Birchfield Elementary, until moved to Plymouth, MI, HS class of 72 Has o...
Schwaller, Eric (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Dale Hemphill Length: 18:47 (00:05) Background Information     Dale was born in Michigan in 1942 and grew up in Niles, MI His parents got divorced when he was 8 years old and he stayed with his father until he was...
Hemphill, Dale (Interview outline and video), 2009

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  • Description: Tim spent time in the Reserves after the Navy, but had to retire in 1991 due to his class 1 diabetes. He now resides in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Tim Kidd (00:28:16) (00:25) Background Information • • • • • Tim was born in Michigan on August 20, 1951 He grew up in a close knit family His parents were from Ohio and his father’s family have immigrated to the US from Ir...
Kidd, Timothy A. (Interview outline and video), 2006

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Interviewee’s Name: Jerry McFarland Name of War: Vietnam War Length of Interview: (00:40:57) (00:30) Background Information      Jerry was born march 24, 1933 and enlisted in the Navy in 1950 He had envied hi...
Mc Farland, Jerry (Interview outline and video), 2005

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  • Text: ... 7 theme song for their ship • There was a rat guard on the ship to keep all the rats away (17:10) Post Viet Nam • Veterans did not get any respect back in America, especially from all the protesters • It would have been better to join the Air Force because they provide more a...
Coan, William (Interview outline and video), 2007

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Steve Byers (00:17:12) (00:34) Retirement from Service • • • • • Steve retired from active duty in August of 1997 He entered the Navy Fleet Reserve and could be called back to duty at any time Steve officially retired from th...
Byers, Steven R. (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Description: ... Orleans, Newport, Grand Rapids, the Azores and aboard on the destroyer escort Nickelson. Jan remains active with the local veterans organizations such as the American Legion, Amvets and Waves National. She has attained the positions of commander and judge advocate for the American Legion...
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  • Text: ...about going out to sea because she gets seasick (44:46:00) Luckily, the ship stayed tied to the pier during her time there. Veterans Organizations (45:40:18)      Jan was first involved with the Furniture City Post of the American Legion, which is a sea service only post on...
Roy, Janice (Interview outline and video), 2013

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  • Text: Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview John Thiel Vietnam War Total Time: 26:30 Pre-War (00:00) • • • Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1950. Was part of a family of 6 children.
Thiel, John (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Mark Thiel Vietnam War Total Time: 26:30 Pre-War (00:00)    Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1950. Was part of a family of 6 children.
Thiel, Mark (Interview outline and video), 2009