A graduate of Holland High School and Holland, Michigan native, Dave Fetters excelled in basic training and advanced infantry training after being drafted in December, 1966, when he was 22 years of age. Fetters was given the opportunity to attend officers candidate school here the United States Fifth Special Forces (Green Berets), Third Corps, picked him for his hard work and high rank in his class. After the appropriate training, Fetters became a First Lieutenant and was sent to Vietnam and served there from 1967-1969.

A total of twenty-one hours of first-hand experiences, daily observations, frustrations, and emotions have been transcribed from fifteen audio cassette tapes that were recorded by Dave Fetters in Vietnam over a five month period in 1969. The transcriptions consist of narration by Fetters of the day’s events and his thoughts about those events and about the current state of the Vietnam War in general.

For more information about Fetters, visit his collection register.

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Submissions from 1969

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 01, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 02, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 03, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 04, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 05, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 06, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 07, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 08, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 09, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 10, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 11, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 12, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 13, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 14, David Fetters

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Dave Fetters' Audio Transcription - 1969 - Tape 15, David Fetters