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Graduate of HollandHigh Schooland local Holland Vietnam Conflict veteran. Served with the U.S.Army Fifth Special Forces (Green Berets), Third Corps, as a 1st Lt., 1967‑1969. Collection includes twenty‑one hours of experiences and impressions of the conflict made over a five month period in 1969, while serving in Tay Ninh Province and at Bien Hoa Airbase (recorded on fifteen audio cassette tapes); transcript of a 1991 oral history interview with Fetters by Allyn Abel concerning experiences while serving near the Cambodian border, near Tay Ninh, and while at Bien Hoa Airbase; two reels of 8mm film footage (dubbed to two VHS cassettes 2/2000) also of his experiences; photocopied pages from the scrapbooks depicting his experiences; and the book I Was a Soldier Once…: 1st Lt David Fetters, US Army Special Forces, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), A-323, Thien Ngon, Republic of South Vietnam, 1969, 2016 (digital).


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