(USA) Donald D. Jellema, originally from Orange City, Iowa served in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1976. Before going to Vietnam in 1967, Don was stationed at Camp Breckenridge (KY), Ft. Sam Houston (TX), Munich, Germany, Ft. Lee (VA), and Chicago (IL) at 5th Army Headquarters. He served in Korea between 1952 and 1953 in E Co., 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, where he took part in combat on Pork Chop Hill and in Operation SMACK. In Vietnam, Don served in Saigon as a platoon sergeant in HQ Co., 69th Signal Battalion as a member of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office Association (DASPO). After he left Vietnam in 1968, he served at the Pentagon, in Hawaii with DASPO-Pacific, and in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as a recruiter. Don retired from the Army in 1976. Interview conducted by Richard B. Verrone, Ph.D.
Interview with Don Jellema, 25 November 2002, Donald Jellema Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 7 Mar. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0242>.
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OH0242, Donald Jellema Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University