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Document Details


Title: Gerald Kumpf
Local code: OH0276
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Vietnam Archive Oral History Project
Series: Item 1 of Series Gerald Kumpf
Description: (USMC, USAF) Gerald L. Kumpf, originally from Lexington, Nebraska, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961 until 1966 and the U.S. Air Force from 1967 until 1982. He first went to Vietnam in 1966 with the 115th VMFA Squadron stationed at Danang in aircraft support as an Aircraft Electricians Mate and Plane Captain. After his tour was finished, Gerald left the Marines in 1966 but joined the Air Force the next year. With the Air Force, he rotated in and out of Southeast Asia over the next fifteen years in Taiwan, Okinawa, Thailand, Guam, The Philippines, and South Korea. During this time, Gerald served as an Aircraft Instrument Technician, Avionics Systems Technician, Airborne Avionics Systems Technician, and Avionics Systems Superintendent. While in Thailand, Gerald worked in aircraft support with Air America at Udorn, Ubon, and Takhli supporting the U.S. war effort in Laos. OH0276 - part of the Gerald Kumpf Collection
Extent: 62 pages
URL: http://star.vietnam.ttu.edu/cgi-bin/starfetch.exe?JjxOzE125hsYRJUp3r9jMdF1EUTflJpfck@55DQ1ozveMub6qQBVby5DBBiwrZtEPQ3sx3Qj6sAZUY3vW.zxaaf0Xg7PA.CNfq6eZYniKMU/OH0276-1.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2003 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Kumpf, Gerald (1)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: 10-Mar-2003
Interviewer: Verrone, Richard Burks
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: OHI0025354-27199