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Document Details


Title: Don Jellema
Local code: OH0242
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Vietnam Archive Oral History Project
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. OH0242 - part of the Don Jellema Collection
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Jellema, Don
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Orange City, IA; Iowa; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Military camps--Vietnam; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; United States--Military history; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Atrocities; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025338-27186