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Item Number
OH0242
Record Number
106803
Title
Interview with Don Jellema
Interview Date
25 November 2002 [Inclusive Dates: 1/1/1952 - 11/30/1976]
Collection
Donald Jellema Collection
Media Type
Oral History
Length
02:26:43 min/sec
Description
(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.
Citation
Interview with Don Jellema,  25 November 2002, Donald Jellema Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 24 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0242>.
Pub. Credit Line
OH0242, Donald Jellema Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 9 Dec 2002[Updated: 24 Nov 2008]

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