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    • AH-64 Apache ready-line at FOB Q-West

    • Iraq War, 2003-2011; United States--History, Military; United States. National Guard; Military life; Soldiers; Photographs
    • AH-64 Apache ready-line at FOB Q-West. Oakes’ unit’s compound is just off to the right of the picture.
    • Avery, Evelyn (Interview transcript and audio)

    • Michigan--History; Local histories; Memoirs; Oral histories (document genre); Grand Rapids (Mich.); Personal narratives; Heritage Hill (Grand Rapids, Mich.); Grand Valley State University; Women
    • Evelyn Leonard was born in Grand Rapids in 1883 and grew up on Prospect Street. Evelyn (Eileen) was the daughter of the inventor of the refrigerator, Frank E. Leonard. Leonard was a Vassar graduate and married Noyes L. Avery in 1907. She was...
    • Deploying Men Under Fire

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; United States--History, Military; Marine Corps; Military life; Soldiers; Photographs
    • Lt. O’Rourke (center of picture) deploying troops during a firefight south of Hue.
    • Forum, volume 011, number 30

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 011, number 30, published on 1987-04-06. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 022, number 04

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 022, number 04, published on 1997-08-25. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 25, number 15, p. 1

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 025, number 15

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 025, number 15, published on 11/6/2000. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Hunting, David (Interview transcript and audio)

    • Michigan--History; Local histories; Memoirs; Oral histories (document genre); Grand Rapids (Mich.); Personal narratives; Heritage Hill (Grand Rapids, Mich.); Grand Valley State University
    • David Hunting was born in 1892. He was a lieutenant during WWI. He married Mary Ives in 1925. Mr. Hunting worked in the office furniture manufacturing business and was founder of the Dyer-Ives Foundation (now Steelcase). He died on 19 April 1992.
    • Lanthorn, vol. 18, no. 15

    • Universities & colleges--Michigan--Allendale; Grand Valley State University--Periodicals; College publications; Student publications
    • Lanthorn is a student newspaper published twice weekly for the students, faculty and staff of Grand Valley State University. The Lanthorn, first published in 1968, succeeds the Keystone, the Sampler, and the Valley View as the official student...
    • Lanthorn, vol. 31, no. 24

    • Universities & colleges--Michigan--Allendale; Grand Valley State University--Periodicals; College publications; Student publications
    • Lanthorn is a student newspaper published twice weekly for the students, faculty and staff of Grand Valley State University. The Lanthorn, first published in 1968, succeeds the Keystone, the Sampler, and the Valley View as the official student...
    • Lanthorn, vol. 34, no. 18

    • Universities & colleges--Michigan--Allendale; Grand Valley State University--Periodicals; College publications; Student publications
    • Lanthorn is a student newspaper published twice weekly for the students, faculty and staff of Grand Valley State University. The Lanthorn, first published in 1968, succeeds the Keystone, the Sampler, and the Valley View as the official student...
    • Live 81 mm round

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; United States--History, Military; Marine Corps; Military life; Soldiers; Photographs
    • White object in the center-right of the photo is a live 81 mm illumination round that went through Oakes’ poncho and landed between his head and the Gunnery Sgt’s head during a night firing in a rain storm.
    • Oakes, Ronald (Interview outline and video, 2 of 2), 2010

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Personal narratives, American; United States. National Guard
    • After returning from Vietnam in 1969, Ron Oakes married, earned a degree in electronics and traveled around the Midwest working. Eventually, he and his family moved back to Michigan, where Oakes joined the National Guard. As part of the Guard,...
    • Oakes, Ronald (Interview transcript and video, 1 of 2), 2010

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American; United States. Marine Corps
    • Ron Oakes was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in March 1949. After briefly attending junior college, he enlisted in June 1967 and received training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and Camp Pendleton, California. He then received instruction in the...
    • Ochs, James (Interview outline and video), 2010

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; United States. Army
    • Born in Charlevoix, Michigan in 1922, Jim Ochs grew up through the Depression. After graduating from high school in 1940, he attended college for a couple of years before receiving his draft notice in late 1942. He received training as a...

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