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    • Second Michigan Infantry badge order blank

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865)
    • Order form from the 2nd Michigan Infantry Badge Committee for a badge to commemorate service of those who were identified with the regiment and served in it during any of the campaigns, or to the nearest surviving heir of any member of the regiment...
    • The Lure of Love: The Christmas Revelation

    • Clergy--Michigan; Reformed Church in America; Christ Community Church (Spring Lake, Mich.); Sermons
    • A sermon given by Richard A. Rhem (Dick) on 2010-12-19 entitled "The Lure of Love: The Christmas Revelation", on the occasion of Advent; Evensong, at St. John Episcopal, Church, Grand Haven. Scripture references: I John 4:7-9, 12, 16, 19; Luke...
    • Religion: Its Use and Abuse

    • Clergy--Michigan; Reformed Church in America; Christ Community Church (Spring Lake, Mich.); Sermons
    • A sermon given by Richard A. Rhem (Dick) on 2001-09-23 entitled 'religion: Its Use and Abuse", at Christ Community Church, Spring Lake, MI. Tags: Nature Of Religion; Postmodern; Compassion. Scripture references: Isaiah 58:1-12; Matthew 25:31-46.
    • A Palm Sunday Peace Parade and a Personal Pilgrimage

    • Clergy--Michigan; Reformed Church in America; Christ Community Church (Spring Lake, Mich.); Sermons
    • A sermon given by Richard A. Rhem (Dick) on 2010-03-28 entitled "A Palm Sunday Peace Parade and a Personal Pilgrimage", on the occasion of Palm Sunday, at Unity Church, Douglas. Scripture references: Luke 19:41-44, 23:32-34, 46.
    • Do We Need a New American Dream?

    • Clergy--Michigan; Reformed Church in America; Christ Community Church (Spring Lake, Mich.); Sermons
    • A sermon given by Richard A. Rhem (Dick) on 2010-07-14 entitled 'do We Need a New American Dream?", on the occasion of Lakeshore Interfaith Community, at Lakeshore Interfaith Center, Ganges. Scripture references: Matthew 5:38-48; Romans 12:1-2,...
    • Swank, Ray (Papers), 2007

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Other veterans & civilians--Personal narratives,...
    • Raymond James Swank was 37 years old when he is drafted into the Army on 27 September 1943. These files detail the experience of Swank and his transition from civilian to soldier. Files consist of copies of James’s Army basic training diary,...
    • Halle, Robert A. (Interview outline and video), 2008

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; United States. Marine Corps; Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American; Video recordings;
    • Robert Halle served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Robert and Bruce both served in Korea. Robert enlisted in the Marine Reserves at the age of seventeen, and was called to active duty during his junior year of high school. He trained...
    • Hoekzema, Doug (Interview outline and video), 2007

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; United States. Navy; Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American; Video recordings;
    • Doug Hoekzema served in the US Navy between 1953 and 1955. He served on a destroyer in the Pacific, and his ship patrolled the Korean coastline shortly after the armistice there. The ship then toured the world, and Hoekzema got reassigned to...
    • Kelly, Kenneth (Interview outline and video), 2008

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Video recordings;
    • Kenneth Kelly was born on a farm in Coopersville, MI in 1925. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served in a construction battalion (Seabees) in the Pacific theater, primarily in the Admiralties and on Okinawa. He relates several of his...
    • DeLange, Jeff (Interview outline and video), 2009

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; Afghan War, 2001--Personal narratives, American; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Personal narratives, American; United...
    • Jeff DeLange served in the Army for a total of five years as an infantryman and toured in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2006 and 2009 where he conducted patrols and later helped with the turnover of operations to the Iraqis.
    • Marshall, Justin (Interview outline and video), 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. Army
    • Justin Marshall was born in in New Jersey and later moved to Michigan with his family where he finished high school. Marshall decided to enlist in the United States Army in during his last semester of college at Kettering University. In 2004, he...
    • Dumond, Steve (Interview outline and video), 2011

    • 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. Marine Corps
    • Steve Dumond was born in 1986 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He joined the Marine Corps immediately after high school in 2005. After boot camp and infantry training, he completed two tours in Iraq, one in 2006 and the second from September 2007 through...
    • Van Vleet, Leroy (Interview outline and video), 2010

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American; United States. Air Force
    • LeRoy Van Vleet was born in Michigan in 1931. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1931, and received training as a specialist in fuels and lubricants. He was assigned to a refueling base in the Aleutian Islands for thirteen months, and then spent the...
    • Bivens, Laverne (Interview outline and video), 2010

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American; United States. Army
    • During his military service, Laverne Bivens served in the 4th Regimental Combat team, which the Army had stationed in Alaska as part of the defense against a possible Soviet attack. Although he served during the latter part of the Korean war,...
    • Nguyen, Luc (Interview outline and video), 2010

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; Other veterans & civilians--Personal narratives, American; Other veterans & civilians--Personal narratives,...
    • Luc Nguyen’s father escaped from North Vietnam when he was a young man and following his service in the South Vietnamese Army (ARVN), became a farmer. Nguyen himself grew up on the farms where his father worked before attending the University of...
    • Gilbert, Carol (Interview outline and video), 2013

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; Video recordings; Other veterans & civilians--Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives,...
    • Carol Gilbert is the wife of U.S. Army/Vietnam War veteran Freddie Gilbert. She was born in 1950 in Nuremberg, Germany to a military family and would move back to the U.S. in her childhood. She met Freddie when they were in high school and were...
    • Gilbert, Freddie (Interview outline and video), 2013

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; Video recordings; Other veterans & civilians--Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives,...
    • Freddie Gilbert is a Vietnam War veteran born in1949 in Vermont and was raised in Prairieville, Maryland. In 1969 he was drafted for the Vietnam War and was attached to D Company in 2nd and 506th of the 101st Airborne. His unit was heavily engaged...
    • Kines, Elaine (Interview outline and video), 2012

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; Video recordings; United States. Air Force; Other veterans & civilians--Personal narratives, American
    • Elaine Kines was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1954. She graduated from high school in 1972, and continued on to become a college student and full time employee at the local Meijer warehouse. Unable to maintain her employment and schooling, she...
    • Goins, Donald (Interview outline and video), 2009

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; Video recordings; United States. Army Air Corps; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
    • Donald Goins was born in 1921 in Sigma, Michigan, and grew up in Zanesville, Ohio. His family farmed and ran a produce trucking business that made regular trips to the Southern United States to market. Although Goins is African- American, he did...
    • Kennaugh, John (Interview outline and video), 2012

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; Video recordings; United States. Army Air Forces; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
    • John Kennaugh was born in Rockford, Illinois in 1923. He became part of the Illinois Reserve Militia, which took the place of the National Guard. John was drafted in February of 1943 and was sent to Camp Grant, Illinois for basic training. He also...

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